Introducing one-of-a-kind handwoven Mauritanian rugs! Mauritania is a country of cultural and ethnic diversity. Arabic-speaking Moors comprise the largest group of about two-thirds of the population. Among Moors, there are two major subgroups: White Moor (Bidan), an Arab-Berber group that worked traditionally as herders, traders, and oasis farmers; and Black Moor (Haratine), the descendants of freed tributary and slave groups who practiced extensive dry land agriculture and herding.
These unique rugs are made from cattail reeds from the Senegal river banks, and tied together with camel leather, usually made by 10 Black Moor women working together at a time, side by side, to weave it to completion, which takes about 1-2 months, per rug. These rugs are perfectly suited for indoor/outdoor use, as they are completely waterproof.