Medium to High Hand-Knot
There are many varieties of a rug that contains a Medium to High Hand-Knot—Boujad, Azilal, Beni Ourain, Beni M'Rirt, Beni M'Guild and Marmoucha, to name a few. While they may have similarities, the knot technique varies depending on the region or tribe the rug comes from.
The majority of these rugs come from the Middle Atlas and High Atlas Mountains. The local sheep in these colder climates have a thicker coat to sustain them during the winter months, which impacts the thickness of the wool, and in turn, contributes to the height of the pile.