Tuareg Rugs are crafted using rawhide and animal hair. This indigenous style of this textile was once an old indigenous tradition in the Sahara Desert of Morocco and Mauritania. The rugs used by the first Berbers of Morocco were actually crafted by women from their own families, hence the term "Tuareg". They were woven tight to keep the wearer warm and dry; even though the rug material was difficult to find at the time, the tradition continues to this day among certain Moroccan families.
Historically, the Tuareg mat has been handed down and featured in many Moroccan traditions, most commonly for the nomadic tribes of the Sahara Desert. Because of its distinct characteristic, the Moroccan people have continued to use the rugs as an integral part of their everyday life. Nomadic tribes travel throughout the desert and are able to trade with other tribes by braiding the different sized rugs together to form a stabled area. In order to entertain their guests,. Thus, Tuareg mats were often kept in each dwelling for the convenience of the people there. Also, these rugs are often painted with indelible images that portray the tribe's rich history and culture.
Another way the Tuareg mat is used by the Moroccan tribes is as a decorative element of their home. Because the texture and the color of the Moroccan rugs match and blend so well with the natural beauty of the desert, they lend a special zing to the look of the place. These rugs are known to add an air of mystery and awe to the place, and give it a sense of nobility and elegance. They are also used as a way to create an aesthetic desert setting in an outdoor area. You can find some unique examples of this being used as decoration for the front porch of a house.
Reeds and Tuareg mats do not only belong to the genre of Oriental or African arts but they have also become a part of the history and heritage of a large number of African and Asian countries. Aside from that, the use of these materials in reed beds has also been found to be prevalent in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. While the reeds may not have undergone any transformation, their role as bedding in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs is definitely unique.
For another example of how unique Tuareg mats can be, take a look at the Moroccan style of carpeting which has grown in popularity since the 1970s. Carpeting made of camel leather was popular in Africa before the introduction of Tuareg mats because the latter material does not allow the "clean" air to pass through it. This is why the rugs were used in desert areas to keep the air clean which was necessary for the survival of desert animals. However, with the introduction of Tuareg mats, the need for the heavier camel leather carpeting was eliminated which allowed more room for creative designers in Morocco.
Since the 1970s, the use of Moroccan tribal rugs has increased in popularity in many countries all over the world. These rugs are made from thick, densely woven fibers which are quite thick compared to cotton or wool rugs. The thicker fibers give these rugs a distinct style and they look very luxurious because of their richness and quality. Because these tribal rugs are usually made by hand, some have come under criticism for their vulnerability to worm infestation, however, this is very rare and not widespread in these types of rugs.
The unique appearance and style of the Tuareg Moroccan mats are what makes them so appealing. The bright colors are very uplifting, making them perfect for both home and decorating purposes. They are also perfect for camping trips or retreats because you can use them as sleeping mats during the night. There is no need to worry about ruining your clothes because the dense pile of fibers is quite absorbent. It is important to remember that you will need at least two feet of carpet to make a complete pad. The thickness of the fibers will depend on the manufacture but typically Tuareg mats are anywhere from nine to twelve inches thick.