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Why you should't buy Imitation Moroccan Rugs.

The Moroccan Amazigh rugs are unique and inimitable; this uniqueness is due to the richness and diversity of Morocco’s history and the artistic know-hows of the Amazigh women that are very connected to their ecosystem and grew strong bound with earth, and wildlife. Photo credit: Azddine Gaiz Their profound connection and their affinity to freedom shows in the spontaneous expression of feelings and mind-states in their rugs; their objects of proudness.  Many shops out there, promote and sell fake Moroccan Amazigh rugs, and each rug sold is an offend towards the Amazigh artisan women. Rugs made in India, china, and other countries by machines and workers trying to copy the famous Beniourain, Boucherouite, Azilal, Ourika, Zayan and other rugs that...

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FAKE Beniourain Rugs ... Sad story

I had in mind to clear this matter and I wanted to blog about it for sometime now. I really get frustrated to see some very respected Interior Designers publishing projects with Beni Ourain Rugs that look so neat and so perfect in both colors and motifs, in other words so, so Industrial. Let me be clear these are not genuine Beni Ourains, they simply cant be, by definition, the Beni Ourains are not to be perfect in all angles... I needed to set the record on this matter and I am doing it now... No doubt, the "Beni Ourain" rugs are the most popular among the Moroccan Amazigh (Berber) carpets. They are named after a confederation of seventeen Amazigh...

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