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BENI OURAIN

NEW ARRIVAL OF BENI OURAIN RUGS

EVERY MONTH WE ARE LISTING ABOUT 400 NEW MOROCCAN RUGS . ABOUT 250 OF THEM ARE SOME NEW BENI OURAIN RUGS. THEY ARE EITHER NEW RUGS WEAVED BY OUR COOPERATIVE NEAR TAZA OR ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE BENI OURAIN RUGS COLLECTED PIECE BY PIECE, VILLAGE BY VILLAGE, HOME BY HOME BY OUR TEAM OF HUNTERS OF RUGS. GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY!

Beni Ourain : MR52203
MR52203
Beni Ourain
315X215 cm 10'4" x 7'0"
990 USD - 1 312 CAD
1 287 USD - 1 706 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52178
BO52178
Beni Ourain
305X195 cm 10'0" x 6'4"
860 USD - 1 140 CAD
1 118 USD - 1 482 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52177
BO52177
Beni Ourain
310X205 cm 10'2" x 6'8"
915 USD - 1 212 CAD
1 190 USD - 1 576 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52176
BO52176
Beni Ourain
255X160 cm 8'4" x 5'2"
590 USD - 782 CAD
767 USD - 1 017 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52175
BO52175
Beni Ourain
310X210 cm 10'2" x 6'10"
935 USD - 1 239 CAD
1 216 USD - 1 611 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52171
BO52171
Beni Ourain
270X225 cm 8'10" x 7'4"
880 USD - 1 166 CAD
1 144 USD - 1 516 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52170
BO52170
Beni Ourain
235X155 cm 7'8" x 5'1"
530 USD - 702 CAD
689 USD - 913 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52183
BO52183
Beni Ourain
315X215 cm 10'4" x 7'0"
990 USD - 1 312 CAD
1 287 USD - 1 706 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52182
BO52182
Beni Ourain
205X155 cm 6'8" x 5'1"
460 USD - 610 CAD
598 USD - 793 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52180
BO52180
Beni Ourain
200X150 cm 6'6" x 4'11"
440 USD - 583 CAD
572 USD - 758 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52179
BO52179
Beni Ourain
225X170 cm 7'4" x 5'6"
550 USD - 729 CAD
715 USD - 948 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52150
BO52150
Beni Ourain
310X210 cm 10'2" x 6'10"
935 USD - 1 239 CAD
1 216 USD - 1 611 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52149
BO52149
Beni Ourain
280X180 cm 9'2" x 5'10"
730 USD - 967 CAD
949 USD - 1 257 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52147
BO52147
Beni Ourain
315X210 cm 10'4" x 6'10"
950 USD - 1 259 CAD
1 235 USD - 1 637 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52145
BO52145
Beni Ourain
155X80 cm 5'1" x 2'7"
185 USD - 245 CAD
241 USD - 319 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52144
BO52144
Beni Ourain
170X80 cm 5'6" x 2'7"
200 USD - 265 CAD
260 USD - 345 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52143
BO52143
Beni Ourain
325X225 cm 10'7" x 7'4"
1 060 USD - 1 405 CAD
1 378 USD - 1 827 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52142
BO52142
Beni Ourain
320X220 cm 10'5" x 7'2"
1 025 USD - 1 358 CAD
1 333 USD - 1 765 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52141
BO52141
Beni Ourain
250X160 cm 8'2" x 5'2"
590 USD - 782 CAD
767 USD - 1 017 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52140
BO52140
Beni Ourain
170X105 cm 5'6" x 3'5"
260 USD - 345 CAD
338 USD - 449 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52139
BO52139
Beni Ourain
170X110 cm 5'6" x 3'7"
275 USD - 364 CAD
358 USD - 473 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52138
BO52138
Beni Ourain
160X110 cm 5'2" x 3'7"
260 USD - 345 CAD
338 USD - 449 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52132
BO52132
Beni Ourain
245X150 cm 8'0" x 4'11"
530 USD - 702 CAD
689 USD - 913 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52131
BO52131
Beni Ourain
250X150 cm 8'2" x 4'11"
550 USD - 729 CAD
715 USD - 948 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO52129
BO52129
Beni Ourain Large sizes
455X95 cm 14'11" x 3'1"
790 USD - 1 047 CAD
1 027 USD - 1 361 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO52002
BO52002
Beni Ourain Large sizes
405X300 cm 13'3" x 9'10"
2 160 USD - 2 862 CAD
2 808 USD - 3 721 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO52001
BO52001
Beni Ourain Large sizes
395X320 cm 12'11" x 10'5"
2 230 USD - 2 955 CAD
2 899 USD - 3 842 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO52004
BO52004
Beni Ourain Large sizes
380X305 cm 12'5" x 10'0"
2 055 USD - 2 723 CAD
2 672 USD - 3 540 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51256
BO51256
Beni Ourain Large sizes
320X250 cm 10'5" x 8'2"
1 420 USD - 1 882 CAD
1 846 USD - 2 447 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51255
BO51255
Beni Ourain Large sizes
345X250 cm 11'3" x 8'2"
1 520 USD - 2 014 CAD
1 976 USD - 2 618 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51253
BO51253
Beni Ourain Large sizes
355X260 cm 11'7" x 8'6"
1 630 USD - 2 160 CAD
2 119 USD - 2 808 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : MR51229
MR51229
Beni Ourain Large sizes
380X300 cm 12'5" x 9'10"
2 020 USD - 2 677 CAD
2 626 USD - 3 480 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51155
BO51155
Beni Ourain Large sizes
360X260 cm 11'9" x 8'6"
1 665 USD - 2 206 CAD
2 165 USD - 2 868 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51143
BO51143
Beni Ourain Large sizes
345X245 cm 11'3" x 8'0"
1 505 USD - 1 994 CAD
1 957 USD - 2 592 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO51123
BO51123
Beni Ourain Large sizes
385X290 cm 12'7" x 9'6"
1 980 USD - 2 624 CAD
2 574 USD - 3 411 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO51101
BO51101
Beni Ourain Large sizes
390X275 cm 12'9" x 9'0"
1 895 USD - 2 511 CAD
2 464 USD - 3 264 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51099
BO51099
Beni Ourain Large sizes
395X245 cm 12'11" x 8'0"
1 720 USD - 2 279 CAD
2 236 USD - 2 963 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51098
BO51098
Beni Ourain Large sizes
435X310 cm 14'3" x 10'2"
2 390 USD - 3 167 CAD
3 107 USD - 4 117 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51095
BO51095
Beni Ourain Large sizes
440X320 cm 14'5" x 10'5"
2 500 USD - 3 313 CAD
3 250 USD - 4 307 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51122
BO51122
Beni Ourain Large sizes
510X90 cm 16'8" x 2'11"
840 USD - 1 113 CAD
1 092 USD - 1 447 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51053
BO51053
Beni Ourain Large sizes
345X245 cm 11'3" x 8'0"
1 505 USD - 1 994 CAD
1 957 USD - 2 592 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51052
BO51052
Beni Ourain Large sizes
350X240 cm 11'5" x 7'10"
1 490 USD - 1 974 CAD
1 937 USD - 2 566 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51051
BO51051
Beni Ourain Large sizes
350X250 cm 11'5" x 8'2"
1 560 USD - 2 067 CAD
2 028 USD - 2 687 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51049/MA
BO51049/MA
Beni Ourain Large sizes
455X305 cm 14'11" x 10'0"
2 460 USD - 3 260 CAD
3 198 USD - 4 238 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO48503
BO48503
Beni Ourain Large sizes
360X255 cm 11'9" x 8'4"
1 630 USD - 2 160 CAD
2 119 USD - 2 808 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51039/MA
BO51039/MA
Beni Ourain Large sizes
350X260 cm 11'5" x 8'6"
1 610 USD - 2 133 CAD
2 093 USD - 2 773 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51038/MA
BO51038/MA
Beni Ourain Large sizes
320X250 cm 10'5" x 8'2"
1 420 USD - 1 882 CAD
1 846 USD - 2 447 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51037/MA
BO51037/MA
Beni Ourain Large sizes
345X260 cm 11'3" x 8'6"
1 595 USD - 2 113 CAD
2 074 USD - 2 747 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA52007
BOA52007
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
290X150 cm 9'6" x 4'11"
830 USD - 1 100 CAD
1 079 USD - 1 430 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA52025
BOA52025
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
370X195 cm 12'1" x 6'4"
1 370 USD - 1 815 CAD
1 781 USD - 2 360 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA52024
BOA52024
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
325X190 cm 10'7" x 6'2"
1 180 USD - 1 564 CAD
1 534 USD - 2 033 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA52023
BOA52023
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
260X210 cm 8'6" x 6'10"
1 040 USD - 1 378 CAD
1 352 USD - 1 791 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA52022
BOA52022
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
290X195 cm 9'6" x 6'4"
1 075 USD - 1 424 CAD
1 398 USD - 1 851 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA52009
BOA52009
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
385X190 cm 12'7" x 6'2"
1 385 USD - 1 835 CAD
1 801 USD - 2 386 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA52014
BOA52014
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
320X210 cm 10'5" x 6'10"
1 280 USD - 1 696 CAD
1 664 USD - 2 205 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA52008
BOA52008
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
290X205 cm 9'6" x 6'8"
1 125 USD - 1 491 CAD
1 463 USD - 1 938 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA52006
BOA52006
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
285X150 cm 9'4" x 4'11"
815 USD - 1 080 CAD
1 060 USD - 1 404 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : ZA44080
ZA44080
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
310X195 cm 10'2" x 6'4"
970 USD - 1 285 CAD
1 261 USD - 1 671 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : TA44078
TA44078
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
400X210 cm 13'1" x 6'10"
1 490 USD - 1 974 CAD
1 937 USD - 2 566 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : VBJ44076
VBJ44076
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
330X210 cm 10'9" x 6'10"
1 030 USD - 1 365 CAD
1 339 USD - 1 775 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : VBJ44040
VBJ44040
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
325X200 cm 10'7" x 6'6"
1 020 USD - 1 352 CAD
1 326 USD - 1 758 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : VBJ44039
VBJ44039
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
280X175 cm 9'2" x 5'8"
760 USD - 1 007 CAD
988 USD - 1 309 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : TA44035
TA44035
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
390X200 cm 12'9" x 6'6"
1 380 USD - 1 829 CAD
1 794 USD - 2 378 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : VBJ44031  BOUJAAD
VBJ44031 BOUJAAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
300X200 cm 9'10" x 6'6"
880 USD - 1 166 CAD
1 144 USD - 1 516 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : VBJ44027 BOUJAAD
VBJ44027 BOUJAAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
330X200 cm 10'9" x 6'6"
1 030 USD - 1 365 CAD
1 339 USD - 1 775 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : ZA44025 ZAAINE
ZA44025 ZAAINE
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
310X190 cm 10'2" x 6'2"
880 USD - 1 166 CAD
1 144 USD - 1 516 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : ZA44024  ZAAINE
ZA44024 ZAAINE
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
300X190 cm 9'10" x 6'2"
880 USD - 1 166 CAD
1 144 USD - 1 516 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : GHAR43034 BENI M GUILD
GHAR43034 BENI M GUILD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
460X190 cm 15'1" x 6'2"
1 550 USD - 2 054 CAD
2 015 USD - 2 670 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : VR43089 BENI M GUILD
VR43089 BENI M GUILD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
325X215 cm 10'7" x 7'0"
1 090 USD - 1 444 CAD
1 417 USD - 1 877 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : VR43046 BENI M'GUILD
VR43046 BENI M'GUILD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
300X175 cm 9'10" x 5'8"
820 USD - 1 087 CAD
1 066 USD - 1 413 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : VR43037 BENI M'GUILD
VR43037 BENI M'GUILD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
340X210 cm 11'1" x 6'10"
1 195 USD - 1 583 CAD
1 554 USD - 2 058 CAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : VBJ42078  BOUJAAD
VBJ42078 BOUJAAD
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
320X225 cm 10'5" x 7'4"
1 055 USD - 1 398 CAD
1 372 USD - 1 817 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52176
BO52176
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
255X160 cm 8'4" x 5'2"
590 USD - 782 CAD
767 USD - 1 017 CAD
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors : BO52174
BO52174
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
250X150 cm 8'2" x 4'11"
590 USD - 782 CAD
767 USD - 1 017 CAD
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors : BO52181
BO52181
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
115X85 cm 3'9" x 2'9"
150 USD - 199 CAD
195 USD - 259 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52131
BO52131
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
250X150 cm 8'2" x 4'11"
550 USD - 729 CAD
715 USD - 948 CAD
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors : BO52125
BO52125
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
275X205 cm 9'0" x 6'8"
935 USD - 1 239 CAD
1 216 USD - 1 611 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52027
BO52027
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
240X130 cm 7'10" x 4'3"
495 USD - 656 CAD
644 USD - 853 CAD
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors : MR52020
MR52020
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
335X225 cm 10'11" x 7'4"
1 650 USD - 2 186 CAD
2 145 USD - 2 842 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO52005
BO52005
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
300X200 cm 9'10" x 6'6"
935 USD - 1 239 CAD
1 216 USD - 1 611 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO51008 dark brown
BO51008 dark brown
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
290X205 cm 9'6" x 6'8"
935 USD - 1 239 CAD
1 216 USD - 1 611 CAD
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors : BO51157
BO51157
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
220X150 cm 7'2" x 4'11"
510 USD - 676 CAD
663 USD - 879 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51155
BO51155
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
360X260 cm 11'9" x 8'6"
1 665 USD - 2 206 CAD
2 165 USD - 2 868 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO51152
BO51152
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
270X155 cm 8'10" x 5'1"
660 USD - 875 CAD
858 USD - 1 138 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51143
BO51143
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
345X245 cm 11'3" x 8'0"
1 505 USD - 1 994 CAD
1 957 USD - 2 592 CAD
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors : BO51065
BO51065
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
310X205 cm 10'2" x 6'8"
990 USD - 1 312 CAD
1 287 USD - 1 706 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51053
BO51053
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
345X245 cm 11'3" x 8'0"
1 505 USD - 1 994 CAD
1 957 USD - 2 592 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51052
BO51052
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
350X240 cm 11'5" x 7'10"
1 490 USD - 1 974 CAD
1 937 USD - 2 566 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51051
BO51051
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
350X250 cm 11'5" x 8'2"
1 560 USD - 2 067 CAD
2 028 USD - 2 687 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO51055
BO51055
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
210X160 cm 6'10" x 5'2"
530 USD - 702 CAD
689 USD - 913 CAD
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO48503
BO48503
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
360X255 cm 11'9" x 8'4"
1 630 USD - 2 160 CAD
2 119 USD - 2 808 CAD
Beni Ourain : BO48501
BO48501
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
395X335 cm 12'11" x 10'11"
2 340 USD - 3 101 CAD
3 042 USD - 4 031 CAD
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ47236
BJ47236
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
290X200 cm 9'6" x 6'6"
900 USD - 1 193 CAD
1 170 USD - 1 551 CAD
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ47235
BJ47235
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
275X165 cm 9'0" x 5'4"
715 USD - 947 CAD
930 USD - 1 231 CAD
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BO47166
BO47166
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
285X195 cm 9'4" x 6'4"
860 USD - 1 140 CAD
1 118 USD - 1 482 CAD
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BO47155
BO47155
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
295X200 cm 9'8" x 6'6"
915 USD - 1 212 CAD
1 190 USD - 1 576 CAD

A PASSION TO SHARE

AUTHENTIC BERBER RUGS FROM BENI OUARAIN TRIBES

Are you looking for a Moroccan style rug that you have seen in the magazines ?
Why woud you buy a copy made in India when you can afford at a reasonable cost a genuine authentic rug handknotted in Morocco

Beni Ourain rugs, no two are alike!

Beni Ourain rugs, no two are alike

Beni Ourain carpets are considered the most prestigious Moroccan rugs , made from the very finest wool. every rug you take is the only piece, one of its kind." These rugs are luxurious and perfect for any sort of home design.

Beni Ourain are authentic tribal moroccan rugs fully hand-woven by berber women of the Beni Ourain and other neighbouring berber tribes that reside in the North-Eastern Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco, in the current Tazekka National Park, a province situated between Guercif, Taza and Sefrou cities.

Beni Ouarain rugs traditional use :

Winter is rough in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains where the lowest temperatures in Africa are observed. To protect themselves from the cold, Beni Ourain tribes, who lived in traditional tents, had no alternative other than to produce thick wool rugs to insulate themselves from an hostile environment.

The Beni rugs were not intended to have a decorative purpose, they were traditionally used as bedding and blankets to keep them warm with their thick pile.

Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs wool

Few decades ago, the Beni Ourain were confined in Berber tents of the Atlas Mountains, this confinement is definitely broken in the early twentieth century under the French protectorate. Nowadays, they are used all over the world in refined interior decoration, as a very chic and fashion floor covering.

Beni Ourain carpets wool :

Beni rugs are made of pure sheep’s wool of high quality featuring shining pile of golden and ivory highlights ; one of this best organic wool is produced out of a unique rustic Moroccan berber sheep breed around the ancient race called ‘Marmoucha’.

The Beni Ourain berber tribes excel in selecting softer and silkier wool during a harvesting that could last several years before gathering enough wool to make some rugs.

Patterns and colors of Beni Ourains

Patterns and colors of Beni Ourains :

Because of their landlocked and mountainous location in the northern Middle Atlas, the Moroccan berber tribes of Beni Ourain have never been influenced by the Arab-eastern designs .Their rugs have kept their originality, reflecting archaic appearance of minimalist designs, composed of black and brown asymmetric patterns of diamonds, lines and triangles, in an off-white, cream background.

Beni Ourain measures :

Because the Beni Ourain tents have a rectangular form, the carpet should normally cover the complete interior space of the tent. Nowadays, moroccan berber houses have long narrow rooms so the rugs tend to be long and not very wide. As a result, these rugs are approximately 4 meters long by 2 meters width.

Beni Ourain rugs measures

The weight ranges from 40 to 65lb. and the height of the wool spread from 25 mm to 50 mm. Logically, a rug of more than 2.20 meters width is not an antique Beni Ourain rug. Nowadays Beni Ourain berber rugs are becoming increasingly popular in contemporary homes as they can be weaved in any size.

Beni Ourain, a source of inspiration...

The Beni Ourain rugs very artistic designs have inspired many European artists such as Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier (who matched the Moroccan berber rugs with sleekly designed furniture), Paul Klee and, as well as most famous modernist architects in the 1920’s and 30’s . They got trendy by Henri Matisse, who called them “The huge whites”

Beni Ourain, a source of inspiration

Beni Ourain in interior decoration styles :

“I don't see them as trendy; I see them as timeless” and “this quirkiness is exactly what makes these rugs appealing to interior designers. They give a room, particularly a cold, modern room, warmth and patina as well as a dose of ethnicity,” said Timothy Whealon of Timothy Whealon Interiors in New York about the Beni Ourain rugs.

The charm, luxury and simplicity of these Berber rugs make them the most famous and appreciated Moroccan rugs and a worldwide interior design reference. These tribal berber rugs seem to combine a modernist taste for minimalist linearity with the graphic symbolism of primitive art. The tribal graphics pair well with contemporary and traditional space designs.

The Beni Ourain off-white carpet can be used in many decorating styles, not overloaded with colours and patterns: They put more value in the furniture, whether antique wooden furniture, leather lounges or design furniture.

Beni Ourain in interior decoration styles

They would be amazing next to a fireplace, to spend a cosy night lounging on its incredible plushness...Its color and texture will make all your room furniture look unique and beautiful... It will work in a neutral color, traditional bedroom, as well in the brightest and edgy of the living rooms. Wherever they are, they feature a very chic decorative flooring accent.

The thickness of the carpet gives them sufficient weight to stabilize it on the ground. Contrary to the finest rugs that bend easily and they must be constantly readjusted.

Beni Ourain price :

Beni Ourains are usually available with reasonable prices, although the vintage rugs become rare. Prices will vary depending on several criteria such as: the quality of the wool, of the weaving or the density of knots per square meter.

Genuine vintage Beni Ourain rugs can be quite expensive and hard to find without the help of a collector expertise. One of them is Jean-Yves Sevestre who is admitted to be very accurate in terms of the Beni Ourain rugs criteria and one of the biggest collectors in Marrakesh, a successful exporter of Beni Ourain quality rugs worldwide.

Beni Ourain rugs, Imitations and Fraud

Imitations and Fraud :

Unfortunately, Turkish and Indian factories produce copies of Beni Ourain rugs with industrial wool and can be sold for half price of an original. It is very easy to discover the frauds by simply checking out the reverse side of the carpet, the irregular knotting is a sign of a genuine beni burain.

For the sake of the art, the beni ourain weavers are still hard at work, producing their masterpieces and decorate the world in their own way.

Brief overview about Beni Ourain berber tribes :

Overview about beni burain berber tribes

Traditional costume of an Ait Jelidassen woman, which is a fraction the Beni Ourain berber tribes.

History and Way of life of Beni ourain berber tribes :

The nomadic Beni Ourain berber tribes are known worldwide for the quality of their white rugs decorated with stripes or geometric shapes such as diamonds

Beni Ourain is the name of a Berber confederation of 17 berber tribes (Ahl Taida, Beni Abd el Hamid, Beni Jelidassen, Ait Ighezrane, Beni Zeggoute, Tahala, Beni Bou Zart, Zerarda et Ahl Telt..etc.) . They are all indigenous to the Northeaster mountains of the Middle Atlas in Morocco, in the south of the Moroccan Rif. Their origin in Morocco dates back to the ninth century with the arrival of Berber tribes coming possibly from the south of Tunisia or northern of Mauritania.

The Beni Ourain tribes are spending the summer with their herds on the heights of the range, over 2000 meters and come back down in the grassy plains with the first snowfall. So herds of goats and sheeps enjoy a rich and abundant food throughout the year providing a high quality wool to produce the most appealing berber rugs of the world.