Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
The unique beauty of a handmade Moroccan rug can add elegance and intimacy to any room, and these historical and stunning rugs can now be purchased directly from the Moroccan weavers. In partnership with Fox Web Creations, Atlas Weavers has launched a new website promoting their original products, as well as a cleaning and restoration services for existing rugs. Working in a valley of the Atlas Mountains in Central Morocco, artisans create rich and abstract designs using Berber weave and Beni Ouarain designs. Atlas Weavers can also create custom made rugs, sized and designed to fit with the specific color schemes and room designs needed.
Beni Ourain rugs are becoming a common choice for interior designers. The exclusive bohemian designs fit well in a wide variety of spaces due to their commonly used symmetric or geometric patterns. Moroccan Rugs are generally less expensive than their Oriental or Turkish counterparts and are created using a different type of knotting style, making them one-of-a-kind. The Beni Ouarain rugs often combine a more modern linear design in association with the geometric symbolism common to the historical designs made in the area for thousands of years. These gorgeous rugs will forge a connection between the contemporary life we live today, and the extraordinary traditions of the Berbers.
The original inhabitants of the area now known as Morocco developed their unique knotting and weaving styles in a different style than the Persian knot, known “sennah,” and similar to the Turkish ghiordes knot. The main reason that these rugs look artistic and bohemian is the abstract geometric design in the rugs. By continuing to live in the remote Atlas Mountains, these artisans have managed to keep the traditions alive by using much the same process their Berber ancestors did. Messages and techniques are passed down from one generation to the next through the weaving and stories, but the essential process of Berber weaving is an expression of instinct. Symbols and colors may represent specific ideas in the native areas where they were made. For instance, fertility and birth, rites of passage - or even a personal story. Given the linear and geometric designs used in many of the rugs, to many people the designs look like modern art, though they are often extremely ancient, dating back to pre-recorded history in the region of 25,000 years ago. The Berbers had trade with all ancient civilizations, like the Greeks, the Sumerians and the Romans.
Atlas Weavers also specializes in rug restoration - not only for the Moroccan rugs they make, but also for kilims, Persian or Oriental rugs, Navajo rugs, and hand-hooked rugs. In the Kansas City area (on both sides of the state line) Atlas Weavers includes free pickup and delivery on their expert rug restoration. Existing clients rave about their work - colors glow again and the pile is restored to its original thickness. They can even fix designs that have been partially lost and repair the fringe and edging on a variety of rugs.
So many spaces could benefit from having a singular floor covering. Moroccan rugs add warmth and a sense of home to any room they occupy. Additionally, each rug is a unique creation by the artisan, so no two are exactly the same. If a Moroccan rug sounds like it could add to your space, or if an existing rug is dull or tattered, please contact Atlas Weavers for a consultation. Fox Web Creations is proud to work with a company like Atlas Weavers, and can assist businesses of any size or type. Feel free to contact us for any web design or eCommerce needs your business may have.