Moroccan Berber Beni Ourain Rugs
The Beni Ouarain rugs are currently the most popular rugs from Morocco. The rugs are named after a village called ‘Beni Ouarain’ in the Mid-Atlas mountains. You can easily recognise these vintage rugs by their ivory white colour and the black (often checkered) patterns. In addition, the rugs often have fringes on the short sides.
Specifications of your Beni Ourain carpet
- Hand-knotted by our cooperative of artisans in Morocco
- Made from 100% pure robust wool
- The rug is approximately 3 centimetres thick
- During the use of the rug, small pieces of wool may come loose from the rug. This is normal and will disappear after a while.
- You can just vacuum the rug. Should a stain occur, you can use a specific carpet cleaner or you can use some green soap with water.
Tips for using your Beni Ourain rug
Use this Beni Ourain rug to create a bohemian vibe in your interior. The rugs are ideal for the living room or bedroom, but can also be used in the living room under the dining table. Did you know you can even use a rug as wall decoration? You can read more about this in this blog.
When buying a rug, always look carefully at the size in relation to the room where you are going to use the rug. Make sure your rug connects several elements in your living room. Think for example of your sofa and coffee table(s). This will ensure that your living room becomes one.
Handmade Beni Ourain rug
To make these beautiful rugs, our cooperative uses the wool of sheep. The wool is washed and then dried in the sun. Then they start the process of knotting the rug on a traditional loom. A rug can contain over a million knots! It is therefore not surprising that the knotting of a carpet can sometimes take more than a month. What distinguishes the rugs from other rugs from Morocco is the high pile. This makes the carpet feel woolly and soft at your feet.
We continue to invest in the personal development of the artisans. We are proud to guarantee that every purchase goes to the makers of your beautiful rug. This is extremely important and the only way to keep this traditional craft alive.
Do you need help making a choice? Please contact us. Also check out our collection of cushions and floor cushions. We regularly have nice matches! Need inspiration? Check out our Instagram– or Facebook page.
Shipping your Beni Ourain rug
Our rugs are cleaned and carefully packed before shipping. Your order will be delivered to you in 2-4 days (within Europe). If the Beni Ourain rug does not quite fit into your home, you can return it free of charge within 14 days.