What we now refer to as Tuareg Reed Carpets, are traditionally used as wall sections and floor coverings. A typical dwelling will feature a domed roof made from leather, or sometimes camel hair. The walls and floor coverings are made from tightly woven reed and leather, featuring geometric designs. The close knit weave helps prevent dangerous insects (such as scorpions), from entering the family home. It also aids in maintaining a good indoor climate, against the harsh sun and cold evenings.