KUSINER designs, imports and sells high-end, handmade and limited-edition-rugs. Kusiner combines everything I am passionate about; a meaningful and sustainable business - in a country that has a big place in my heart – with a group of women I admire. I am proud to be able to contribute to keeping the ancient tradition of Bedouin weaving alive – and to participate in the empowerment of Bedouin women.

KUSINER means cousins in Danish. Originally, the business was started by two cousins. Today it’s a one-cousin-bussiness - run by Nanna Friis. I do not descend from a long line of Danish rug manufacturers. But when I first discovered the carpets in 2016, they struck a chord with me. And I fell in love with the colourful stacks of carpets and wonderful women in the Negev Desert in Israel.

Meet the women behind the Bedouin rugs

Back to my Bedouin Past
As a young volunteer in a kibbutz in Israel, I used to hitchhike through the desert on my way to Eilat or the Sinai Peninsula, where I used to sleep in Bedouin camps.  And now some 30+ years later, I find myself with the Bedouins again. This time, to collaborate on this wonderful project.

Introducing handpicked Berber rugs from Morocco
In 2018, we added a carefully curated Berber Line to our Kusiner Carpets. We collaborate with a trusted supplier who work with a group of skilled Berber weavers in the High Atlas Mountains. See more of Berber Collection.