Beni Ourain Moroccan Cushion
Traditionally decorated with brown/grey/black geometric designs.
Made by nomadic tribes people,
these cushions are elegantly simple in design,
representing the sparse surrounds of the Moroccan landscape.
These cushions have been woven by the indigenous people of Morocco
since the Paleolithic Era. Traditionally, Moroccan cushions have been
woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decorative purposes.
In the historic area encompassing the modern nation of Morocco,
the tradition of weaving to create these cushions is just about as old as it is anywhere in the world.
These cushions are made in the same style as the Beni Ourain Rugs.
The early adoption of rug-making by native Moroccans is certainly
due in large part to the distinctive climate of the region:
Moroccan rugs may be very thick with a heavy pile,
making them useful for the snow-capped Atlas Mountains;
or they may be flat woven and light as to suit the hot
climate of the Sahara desert. The nomadic Moroccans and
Berber tribes used these pile, knotted, and flat-woven carpets
as bed coverings and sleeping mats, as well as for self-adornment,
and burial shrouds. Some of these rugs were also used for as
saddle blankets. The designs that most frequently appear in
Moroccan rugs are traditional and ancient, passed down from weaver to weaver.
Our Beni Ourain cushions are woven from the natural ivory sheep wool
that covers the sheep’s body, the pattern is woven from the wool
on the sheep’s head, it looks black, but it is not, it is either dark brown,
light brown, dark gray, or light gray.
Sheep with jet black wool on their heads are rare.
The long shaggy pile of natural undyed wool feels incredible to touch.
Each cushion is unique and filled with character.
They are luxurious and perfect for any interior.
These beautiful pieces are handpicked by us personally
to ensure you receive the finest quality.
Their neutral colour palette is popular with our
interior design client base and for those with discerning tastes.
Cushion with cover only, no cushion insert