Discover The Story of Beni Ourain Rugs: A Touch Of Morocco In Your Home

Beni Ourain rugs look amazing in all kinds of interiors and there is so much to love about them. Additionally, the history and story behind these Beni Ourain rugs create an authentic feel, which automatically adds so much personality into your home.   

Moroccan Beni Ourain rug

These beautiful rugs have the ability to connect traditions from Morocco with modern day interior decor to create spaces that are truly breathtaking. So what is the story and the true meaning behind these Beni Ourain rugs?  

Moroccan handmade Beni Ourain carpet
We will share the tradition of these Beni Ourain rugs and what makes them so special. 

The History Of The Beni Ourain Rugs

The story dates back to the Berber tribes from the Middle Atlas Mountain in the region of Taza, Morocco. The sheep in these tribes are known to produce the best wool in the world due to its incredibly soft texture.

Originally, these rugs were mostly used as beds and blankets for the cooler months. They were made exclusively by the Beni Ourain tribal women and each rug is handwoven, creating a free flowing design that represents their lives and stories. 

Moroccan Beni Ourain rug

Every single Beni Ourain rug has a story behind them, meaning no two rugs are the same. They are unique and seen as a beautiful piece of art. 

Handmade Beni Ourain Rug

That is why the Beni Ourain rugs are thought to be the most prestigious rugs in the world. So if you are looking for extra style and a story to tell when you have your guests over, the Beni Ourain rug is perfect for your home. 

Top Quality Wool 

Beni Ourain rugs are made of the best sheep’s wool, which undoubtedly has a very pleasant texture for your feet to walk on or your young children to play on. These rugs are thick and are designed to be long durable, so they are perfect rugs for your family. 

Moroccan Beni ourain rug

Additionally, these authentic Beni Ourain rugs offer so much warmth, so they are the perfect rugs to warm up your space during the winter months. With its thickness and comfort from the wool, it can completely change an entire feel of your space and provide a cozy atmosphere. 

How To Decorate With A Beni Ourain Rug 

Moroccan rugs, specifically the Beni Ourain rugs have become a statement piece in design and continue to grow in popularity. If you are looking to complete the look of a true bohemian style, you can always add even more flavour to your space by adding a Moroccan poufs and Moroccan vintage trays

Poufs or Ottomans are a great way to add style as well as extra seating in your living space. A pouf might be the most versatile piece of small furniture you could own. 

Moroccan Pouf

Poufs can be put near the fireplace, be used at the end of the bed or as extra seating when you’re entertaining your guests and a footrest when you are relaxing. 

Additionally, Moroccan trays can elevate the authenticity in your space, too. Each aluminium tray has been hand engraved with beautiful patterns offering a unique touch. These trays can be used as a decorative piece or as an extra table for entertaining, both indoors and outdoors.  

Moroccan vintage tray

Choose The Right Rug 

When it comes to interior styling for bohemian lovers, authentic Beni Ourain rugs are at the top of the “must have” list. 

It is usually very easy to recognize a Beni Ourain rug. They are made with undyed wool giving it a neutral colour base while being decorated with small geometric patterns with contrasting colours, such as grey or black. 

Moroccan Beni Ourain rug

Beni Ourain rugs will be the perfect addition to spaces which offer the Scandinavian and Nordic style. The simple patterns within these carpets create an elegant look which can blend in perfectly to their neutral surroundings adding a touch of warmth where needed.  

Zanafi Rugs

There are many different types of Moroccan rugs and are usually named after the tribe or area where they are traditionally made. Another favourite of ours is the Zanafi rugs, which are flat weaved from 100% wool and traditionally made by the women from the Zanafi tribe in Morocco.

Handmade Moroccan Zanafi rug

The Zanafi tribe is well known for its geometric patterns and diamond shapes, providing each rug with a unique look.

Shop our Beni Ourain and Zanafi Rugs today and add a touch of Morocco into your home! 

Just think of the tremendous amount of work, time and skills that go into creating these masterpieces, just for you. Bring our Beni Ourain and Zanafi rugs into your home to see the warmth for yourself. 

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