100% Natural Wool
Environmentally Friendly - No Chemicals
Handmade by Authentic Berber Women Durable a Lifetime
Flame Retardant Dirt-repellent - Keep Dust Mites Away - Perfect for allergies
WHAT MAKES OUR CARPETS UNIQUE?
Our carpets are handmade from the very finest wool by our own team of women in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It takes 280 hours to make a large carpet and 4 different steps: hand spinning of the wool, knotting the rug, yeing and trimming and washing. Wool carpets are more durable than cotton ones and they can be passed from generation to generation. Berber Carpets are off white and not white (bleached wool). They also have lovely black lines. Carpets can be easily washed with water, detergent and white vinegar.
INTERIOR DESIGNERS LOVE IT
From Paris to New York they can be seen in most interiors magazines. Beni Ourain rugs really can fit in neutral tone and colorful spaces. The carpets tend to be predominantly cream, which keeps a room light and can brighten up a darker space that might not get a ton of sun. The long hair wool pile also adds texture and a soft warm layer to hard surfaces.
THE PEOPLE OF SAND was originally founded in 2014 by French entrepreneur Audrey Soler. Audrey is born in a multi cultural background in Paris with French and Spanish roots that made her travel naturally to the Arab world and Spain. Her online store is influenced by a bohemian chic lifestyle that reminds her of her native Paris with Arabic influence.
(on the picture, Naima, Lead Carpet Team & Weaver)
“Descendent of Spanish settlers in North Africa, I was born and raised in Paris, France. After living in the US and London I moved to Dubai in 2005. I remembered missing interior styles and influences that I had grown up with. It was this constant need to find unique, crafty items that lead me to create THE PEOPLE OF SAND. The pieces I select are all handmade and bring that bohemian chic style to any interiors." Audrey, Founder & Creative Director.
How to pick the right size rug
The biggest mistake we see is the rug being too small for the space. If you have a BIG room, select a BIG rug.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help take the right decision.
If you have a small budget, spend it in the living room were you spend most your time.
1. Measure sofa length.
2. Select carpet. If your sofa is 2.44m length, select a carpet 2.44m length or 10-20cm more.
For 3-seater, L-sofa shapes we usually recommend 3x2m carpets.
3. Measure distance from sofa (front) to your TV or other. This will be the width of your carpet. Usually 2 meters so you can have your coffee table and a few pouffes! Less if you only have a table and it is a small flat.
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