The Beni Ourain rugs are a confederation of nomadic Amazigh tribes from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Their rugs are made from the superior quality curly wool from their sheep and goat herds, mostly left undyed. One of the most recognisable and sought-after rugs today, the iconic pattern consists of irregular black or brown linked diamonds and abstract symbols on a thick-pile white or ivory background.
Original Beni Ourain Rugs were used as blankets, bedspreads and cloaks for warmth, the loose soft structure designed to conform to the body. They are traditionally woven by women and are infused with elements of the life, aspirations and history of the weavers. Recently, artisan groups have come together to create marketing systems ensuring fair return for their skilled and time-consuming work.
We offer Custom Made by Design for unique visions, colour or size requirements. Create your own artwork or select from our designs (the one in stock or sold out), with the flexibility to specify visions, colour and size. Customise your own Beni Ourain now!