Of all the types of rugs in the world, Beni Ourain may be the most revered.
African patterns and textures bring an elevated touch to a modern setting.
First, wool is sheared, washed, dried and then selected. It is then spun through looms to create workable threads. After that point, the Berber weavers will start the massive undertaking of weaving these wool rugs by hand! Once completed, each rug must be thoroughly washed and dried in the crisp air of the Atlas Mountains.
The pile gets up to about 1.5" high. There will be natural variation since each rug is handmade.
Natural materials like wool, silk and jute have always felt superior to synthetic materials. Besides their feeling, they will last longer and have anti-microbial and fire-resistant characteristics.
Think of a rug pad as protection you can't afford to go without. It protects you, your rug, and your floor. Some of its benefits include, keeping your rug from slipping, extending the life of your rug, insulates the room from a cold sub-floor.