African Hassira rug from the Tuareg tribes of Mauritania, decorated with stitched straw and camel embroidered leather .
Moroccan hassira rug . It originated in North Africa , spreading it's tentacles across the world, becoming a popular choice for rugs and furniture throughout Europe, the United States, Australia, South Africa, India, as well as much of the middle East. It is often referred to as the "Lovers Tree" because of it's calming and erotic properties. It has been said to have the ability to relieve stress. It is said to help relieve anxiety and tension, promotes relaxation and meditation, as well as helping to slow down the aging process.