The word “berber” can refer to two different things: color or style. Traditionally, it refers to the color of the carpet.
Berber carpet is light in color with flecks of darker colors.
However, today, berber generally refers to a specific carpet style. Berber carpet is found in looped styles.
It’s a tight weave without any tufts like other types of carpet. All carpets begin as looped carpets.
In case you’re wondering, the word “berber” refers to the Berber people of North Africa who created hand-woven
textiles that featured a signature knotting style and multi-colored flecks from sheep wool. There’s nothing
wrong with knowing a little history!