The symbolism of the Berber is often referred to as the “infinite rapport”, meaning the pattern and the spirit of the work extends beyond its physical borders.
Many examples of Berber carpets show shifts in pattern, reflecting a change in life events, a different weaver taking over the rug making or a spontaneous creative expression. As most Berber women
believe the rugs are imbued with a spirit, either from the imprint of the artist or from the living nature of the wool, they resist monitoring the progression of their work, often revealing the entire rug only
after it has been completed. Once the laborious weaving process is completed, the finished rugs are considered part of the family and are the prized possession of the home.