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RugsBerbere handwoven 100% Merino wool rug

SKU: berbere

$ 280.00$ 710.00

The Berbere rug is a traditional handwoven wool rug worn by shepherds that is greatly inspired by the rustic surroundings of the Alentejo region from which it originates. Shepherds would use handwoven wool rugs like the classic Berbere and traditional Togo rug to stay warm on the farm while tending to their flock, especially during the winter months. This rug provides a classic Mediterranean style to any room. It is available in sizes: 90x120cm, 90x150cm, 120x180cm 160x220cm 180x220cm and a 50x50cm cushion cover.

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Berbere handwoven 100% Merino wool rug

The Berbere rug is a traditional handwoven wool rug worn by shepherds that is greatly inspired by the rustic surroundings of the Alentejo region from which it originates. Shepherds would use handwoven wool rugs like the classic Berbere and traditional Togo rug to stay warm on the farm while tending to their flock, especially during the winter months. This rug provides a classic Mediterranean style to any room. It is a functional rug providing warmth and textures to any flooring. It can also be used as a tapestry piece or wall hanging. Made from 100% Merino wool, it is tough, warm, and above all gentle to walk on. The name of this rug is derived from the Moorish tribe that pervaded this area during the occupation from North Africa.

This rug is a multi-colored striped pattern in earthy tones.

The classic Berbere hand-woven rug is available in the following sizes:

90x120cm
90x150cm
120x180cm
160x220cm
180x220cm

Rug Details:

  • Made from 100% merino wool
  • Handwoven from a traditional loom
  • Made in Portugal
  • Dry clean only

NOTE: We recommend the purchase of an anti-slip mat for all handwoven rugs to prevent slipping on tile or wooden flooring.

Placing your order:

Once your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation by email.

Please allow up to 4 weeks for your rug to arrive into Australia.

Once received you will be notified by email and despatch including tracking details will be provided.

Please note we cannot deliver rugs to a physical address with a confirmed signature upon receipt of your order.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds or exchanges on custom orders.

About the Artisan:

Fabrica Alentejana de Lanificios is an artisan producer of handmade woven blankets & rugs. This Portuguese rug & blanket weaving loom factory has been in production for 105 years in the beautiful and isolated region of Alentejo. They are the only handmade workshop in the Peninsula Iberica producing 100% merino wool handmade rugs using traditional loom techniques.

Their small team of amazing artisans uses Portuguese Merino wool, which is wired and tinted in Portugal using a traditional and ecological coloring process. Every step of the process uses Portuguese old techniques that have not changed in more than 50 years.

From bohemian stripes to more elaborated geometric patterns their combinations are unlimited to create a beautiful and versatile floor piece that may also function as incredible wall art tapestries.

Their carpets and rugs or blankets are uniquely individual pieces with no identical piece produced. The merino wool is wired by hand with a manual production process that adds charm to each creation.

Rugs, blankets and cushion covers are fully customisable and available in particular styles, Blankets are finished with sheaths and the rugs adorned with fringes.

Due to the delicate nature of the production process, we highly recommend dry cleaning your rug to maintain it’s condition.

Unfortunately, due to the specific nature of each custom rug produced, we are unable to accept returns or exchanges on these design pieces.

Additional information

Weight 3950 g
Dimensions 500 × 400 × 400 mm
Available sizes

120x180cm, 160x220cm, 180x220cm, 50x50cm, 90x120cm, 90x150cm

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