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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 : BO51250 au maroc
BO51250 au maroc
Beni Ourain
115X80 cm 3'9" x 2'7"
Beni Ourain : BO51271
BO51271
Beni Ourain
305X205 cm 10'0" x 6'8"
Beni Ourain : BO51267
BO51267
Beni Ourain
205X150 cm 6'8" x 4'11"
Beni Ourain : BO51265
BO51265
Beni Ourain
180X100 cm 5'10" x 3'3"
Beni Ourain : BO51263
BO51263
Beni Ourain
165X110 cm 5'4" x 3'7"
Beni Ourain : BO51262
BO51262
Beni Ourain
210X155 cm 6'10" x 5'1"
Beni Ourain : BO51260
BO51260
Beni Ourain
160X110 cm 5'2" x 3'7"
Beni Ourain : BO51259
BO51259
Beni Ourain
300X200 cm 9'10" x 6'6"
Beni Ourain : BO51258
BO51258
Beni Ourain
285X200 cm 9'4" x 6'6"
Beni Ourain : BO51008 dark brown
BO51008 dark brown
Beni Ourain
290X205 cm 9'6" x 6'8"
Beni Ourain : BO51159
BO51159
Beni Ourain
165X120 cm 5'4" x 3'11"
Beni Ourain : BO51153
BO51153
Beni Ourain
255X150 cm 8'4" x 4'11"
Beni Ourain : BO51152
BO51152
Beni Ourain
270X155 cm 8'10" x 5'1"
Beni Ourain : BO51150
BO51150
Beni Ourain
250X155 cm 8'2" x 5'1"
Beni Ourain : BO51149
BO51149
Beni Ourain
200X165 cm 6'6" x 5'4"
Beni Ourain : BO51144
BO51144
Beni Ourain
160X95 cm 5'2" x 3'1"
Beni Ourain : BO51139
BO51139
Beni Ourain
290X195 cm 9'6" x 6'4"
Beni Ourain : BO51138
BO51138
Beni Ourain
220X160 cm 7'2" x 5'2"
Beni Ourain : BO51123
BO51123
Beni Ourain
385X290 cm 12'7" x 9'6"
Beni Ourain : BO51111
BO51111
Beni Ourain
215X115 cm 7'0" x 3'9"
Beni Ourain : BO51109
BO51109
Beni Ourain
300X200 cm 9'10" x 6'6"
Beni Ourain : BO51106
BO51106
Beni Ourain
260X170 cm 8'6" x 5'6"
Beni Ourain : BO51103
BO51103
Beni Ourain
305X195 cm 10'0" x 6'4"
Beni Ourain : BO51101
BO51101
Beni Ourain
390X275 cm 12'9" x 9'0"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51256
BO51256
Beni Ourain Large sizes
320X250 cm 10'5" x 8'2"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51255
BO51255
Beni Ourain Large sizes
345X250 cm 11'3" x 8'2"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51254
BO51254
Beni Ourain Large sizes
315X255 cm 10'4" x 8'4"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51253
BO51253
Beni Ourain Large sizes
355X260 cm 11'7" x 8'6"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51252
BO51252
Beni Ourain Large sizes
325X250 cm 10'7" x 8'2"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : MR51229
MR51229
Beni Ourain Large sizes
380X300 cm 12'5" x 9'10"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51155
BO51155
Beni Ourain Large sizes
360X260 cm 11'9" x 8'6"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51143
BO51143
Beni Ourain Large sizes
345X245 cm 11'3" x 8'0"
Beni Ourain : BO51123
BO51123
Beni Ourain Large sizes
385X290 cm 12'7" x 9'6"
Beni Ourain : BO51101
BO51101
Beni Ourain Large sizes
390X275 cm 12'9" x 9'0"
Beni Ourain : BO51100
BO51100
Beni Ourain Large sizes
350X250 cm 11'5" x 8'2"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51099
BO51099
Beni Ourain Large sizes
395X245 cm 12'11" x 8'0"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51098
BO51098
Beni Ourain Large sizes
435X310 cm 14'3" x 10'2"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51097
BO51097
Beni Ourain Large sizes
400X320 cm 13'1" x 10'5"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51096
BO51096
Beni Ourain Large sizes
405X300 cm 13'3" x 9'10"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51095
BO51095
Beni Ourain Large sizes
440X320 cm 14'5" x 10'5"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51122
BO51122
Beni Ourain Large sizes
510X90 cm 16'8" x 2'11"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51053
BO51053
Beni Ourain Large sizes
345X245 cm 11'3" x 8'0"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51052
BO51052
Beni Ourain Large sizes
350X240 cm 11'5" x 7'10"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51051
BO51051
Beni Ourain Large sizes
350X250 cm 11'5" x 8'2"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51049/MA
BO51049/MA
Beni Ourain Large sizes
455X305 cm 14'11" x 10'0"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO48503
BO48503
Beni Ourain Large sizes
360X255 cm 11'9" x 8'4"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51039/MA
BO51039/MA
Beni Ourain Large sizes
350X260 cm 11'5" x 8'6"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51038/MA
BO51038/MA
Beni Ourain Large sizes
320X250 cm 10'5" x 8'2"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BOA46289
BOA46289
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
335X220 cm 10'11" x 7'2"
Beni Ourain : BOA46288
BOA46288
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
270X160 cm 8'10" x 5'2"
Beni Ourain : BOA46287
BOA46287
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
330X165 cm 10'9" x 5'4"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BOA46279
BOA46279
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
295X185 cm 9'8" x 6'0"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BOA46274
BOA46274
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
310X180 cm 10'2" x 5'10"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BOA46272
BOA46272
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
240X165 cm 7'10" x 5'4"
Runner Boucherouite : VBJ45068
VBJ45068
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
355X80 cm 11'7" x 2'7"
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs : BOA45096
BOA45096
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
290X205 cm 9'6" x 6'8"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : GHBJ44081
GHBJ44081
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
370X200 cm 12'1" x 6'6"
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"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : GHBJ44079
GHBJ44079
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
375X190 cm 12'3" x 6'2"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : TA44078
TA44078
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
400X210 cm 13'1" x 6'10"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : GHBJ44077
GHBJ44077
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
370X200 cm 12'1" x 6'6"
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"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : GHBJ44041
GHBJ44041
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
350X200 cm 11'5" x 6'6"
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"
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"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : TA44035
TA44035
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
390X200 cm 12'9" x 6'6"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : GHBJ44034
GHBJ44034
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
375X210 cm 12'3" x 6'10"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : TA44033
TA44033
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
400X230 cm 13'1" x 7'6"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : MA44032 Marmoucha
MA44032 Marmoucha
Antique and vintage beni ourain and moroccan rugs
380X190 cm 12'5" x 6'2"
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"
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"
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"
Beni Ourain : BO51008 dark brown
BO51008 dark brown
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
290X205 cm 9'6" x 6'8"
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors : BO51157
BO51157
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
220X150 cm 7'2" x 4'11"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51155
BO51155
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
360X260 cm 11'9" x 8'6"
Beni Ourain : BO51152
BO51152
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
270X155 cm 8'10" x 5'1"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51143
BO51143
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
345X245 cm 11'3" x 8'0"
Beni Ourain : BO51065
BO51065
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
310X205 cm 10'2" x 6'8"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51053
BO51053
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
345X245 cm 11'3" x 8'0"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51052
BO51052
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
350X240 cm 11'5" x 7'10"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO51051
BO51051
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
350X250 cm 11'5" x 8'2"
Beni Ourain : BO51055
BO51055
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
210X160 cm 6'10" x 5'2"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO48503
BO48503
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
360X255 cm 11'9" x 8'4"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ51040
BJ51040
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
425X72 cm 13'11" x 2'4"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ51034
BJ51034
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
240X75 cm 7'10" x 2'5"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BO51003/MA
BO51003/MA
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
310X205 cm 10'2" x 6'8"
Beni Ourain Large sizes : BO48501
BO48501
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
395X335 cm 12'11" x 10'11"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ47236
BJ47236
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
290X200 cm 9'6" x 6'6"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ47235
BJ47235
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
275X165 cm 9'0" x 5'4"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BO47166
BO47166
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
285X195 cm 9'4" x 6'4"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BO47155
BO47155
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
295X200 cm 9'8" x 6'6"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BO47094
BO47094
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
250X160 cm 8'2" x 5'2"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ47080
BJ47080
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
280X175 cm 9'2" x 5'8"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ46301
BJ46301
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
215X140 cm 7'0" x 4'7"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ46300
BJ46300
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
280X165 cm 9'2" x 5'4"
BENI OURAIN-WOOL RUGS : BJ46195
BJ46195
Beni Ourain and Boujaad with colors
260X180 cm 8'6" x 5'10"

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.