Berbers are ethnic groups indigenous to North Africa. This Moroccan cushion cover has been handwoven on a wooden loom by the Berber women in the villages in Atlas mountain.
The striking colour and distinctive geometric pattern is typical of their design. It will make a statement piece in any room, perfect for the boho and eclectic style lover. Suitable too for the modern contemporary interior.
▪︎51cm x 42cm (20" x 16.5")
▪︎As with vintage items there will be signs of wear and tear like missing tassels and dirt marks. There is only one tassel left. You can choose to remove it or leave it as reminder of its past stories. Have been cleaned
▪︎Inserts are NOT included. There is only a small opening for fillings which is typical of cover of this sort. The maker will fill it up with bits of cloth or sheep wool and stitched it up.
The Berbers take their inspirations from their life and surroundings. They can also be from daily rituals, beliefs, customs, plants, animals and festivals and ceremonies.
This cushion is in lions paw motif symbolising strength and the claws are a symbol of protection.
Both sides are in different patterns but have been woven in one piece, which is typical of cushions made for the purpose, and not recycled from old rug. The back is usually of simpler design to the front as in this piece.
**pictures are very close representation of the colours but not 100% due to different light conditions and different viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.