This one-of-a-kind throw pillow was made from a hand-woven 100% Berber wool carpet created by the Beni Ourain tribe of the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The Beni Ourain people are a group comprised of approximately 17 different Berber tribes that raise their sheep at high elevations. These sheep produce a very high quality wool, which is the weaving base for the beautiful carpets they are known for.
Beni Ourain carpets are a favorite of interior designers for their natural dyes and sophisticated, graphic designs. Creamy whites mixed with blacks, browns and greys are the signature neutral color palette of these fine carpets. Woven mostly by women, they use design elements inspired by their location and family history to weave stories of nature and life in each carpet. Most carpets feature abstract patterns and symbols including the frequent, signature design of diamond shapes that is famously associated with a Beni Ourain carpet.
A Beni Ourain carpet’s neutral palette looks at home in any setting, from mid-century to traditional. We are pleased to have salvaged a carpet fragment to produce this one-of-a-kind pillow. We love that each individual Beni Ourain carpet has a story to tell about its origins and heritage. These pillows are a chic global accent that compliments any space.
This pillow is approximately 20”x20” and comes stuffed with a removable down/feather insert enclosed by a zipper. The back side of our pillow features 100% Belgian linen sourced from a sustainable mill and our signature Meridian tag.
Our Beni Ourain pillows are authentic and high quality representatives of Berber craft. Due to handmade, one-of-a-kind nature of this pillow, the front facing textile shows a minimal amount of wear and tear such as fading, color variance and repairs that only add to the character and patina of the piece. .
All of our textiles are handcrafted using the finest natural materials. We recommend a light vacuum or warm iron for general upkeep. Please avoid direct or prolonged sunlight exposure. To treat any stains, blot any liquids immediately. Professional dry cleaning recommended.