Beni ourain Rug : Handmade Piece from the beniourainien
Traditionally used as bedding to keep warm during the cold winter months in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. These rugs are handmade with organic wool. Nowadays, many newly made carpets are produced but if you are looking for a real vintage rug, they are extremely hard to find. Characteristically soft, heavy white / cream pile with geometric diamond design. This classic pattern, famous all over the world, will give a warm and cosy touch to your interior.
Who are the Beni Ourain Tribe ?
The name Beni Ourain gathers 17 different Berber tribes that live in the Atlas Mountains. Beni Ourain are a relatively large group of tribes inhabiting the mountains south and east of Fez. They are best known for thick knotted pile carpets of undyed natural wool with soft off-white / beige fields and black or brown geometric designs.
Beni Ourain tribes come from the North-Eastern Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The Middle Atlas region resembles a great crescent moon curving from the coastal foothills east of Casablanca past Khenifra and north to the Mount Zerhoun area above Fez.
The weavers use organic wool for making these beni ourain carpets made from 100% sheep wool. it’s shorn from a sheep, rather than taken from a sheepskin after the sheep has been killed. They are soft, very cozy under foot and perfect to use in winter to bring a Scandinavian style and a warm feeling and light in your interior. They are made for those who appreciate truly the natural and the tribal beauty with soft colors.
Beni Ourain Berber Carpet style :
Beni ourain rug shares his signature style with geometric design. It’s a classic design of the Moroccan carpet. You can often expect to see dark brown lines and shapes on a white or cream background. You’ll also sometimes see mysterious symbols, dates or signatures who give an exceptional charm on the rug.