Berber rugs and carpets are mainly made in Morocco, Tunesia and Algeria. Largest producer are the tribal and nomadic Berber poeple of Morocco. Different areas produce very beautiful works of art. The Beni Ouarain / Beni Ourain are famous for their thick white wool rugs with brown geometrical designs. Azilal, Shrouit and Telsnit carpets remind of the persian Gabbeh carpets with their dominat colors and flushy high pile. Zemmour and Taznakht Berber carpets often have brilliant strong colors and vibrant looks. Besides the tribal rugs and carpets there are mosty wool white colored rugs made by manufacturing companies. We are specialized in hard to find large and oversized Beni Ouarain rugs and carpets.
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Label STEP is committed to improving the working and living conditions of carpet weavers and fights abusive child labour. It also promotes environmentally friendly production methods.
To acheive these goals Label STEP is systematically monitoring the production sites of its licensees and their suppliers, and takes measures to ensure fair conditions. Label STEP operates at the local level in all major carpet-producing countries: in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan and Turkey.
Label STEP was founded in 1995 by the development organisations Berne Declaration, Bread for All, Caritas Switzerland, Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund and Swissaid together with IGOT (Swiss Association for Clean Oriental Carpet Trade).
Djoharian - Art Oriental GmbH is member of Label STEP since October 2008. Find out more about Label STEP: www.label-step.org