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This collection of machine-made modern rugs are influenced by Beni Ourain hand woven Rugs produced by semi-nomadic Berber Tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The seventeen Beni Ourain tribes raise sheep on the high ground and farm in the lowlands, their rugs are produced using high-quality wool and have a long open pile structure like shaggy rugs with distinctive tonal minimalist designs. While some tribes produce using vibrant colours the majority of the designs are tonal combinations of whitish creams, taupe browns and blackish greys made from undyed wool.

In contrast to the perfectly formed quatrefoils and patterns in warm bright colours we typically associate with Morocco, the Beni Ourain designs are characteristically unique, exhibiting simplistic shapes with charming irregularity. There are many simple diamond trellis style designs that can incorporate symbols based on the tribal tattoos and letters of the Berber alphabet. As it is usually women who do the weaving the design elements are dominant to more feminine aspects of life conveying symbols that represent fertility, birth and family. This minimalist random styling has captured the eye of twentieth-century designers who find the casual design concept fitting to contemporary and transitional décor.

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  • 120 x 170 cm Bedouin Yellow & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    120 x 170 cm Bedouin Yellow & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    120 x 170 cm Bedouin...

    Beni Ourain: Bedouin 5741 Yellow, Cream & Beige - 120cm x 170cm Style: Pseudo-tribal diamonds with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contempo…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Tuareg Ochre & Beige Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Ochre & Beige Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Ochre...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Ochre, Beige & Cream  - 120cm x 170cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and cont…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Bedouin Pink & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    120 x 170 cm Bedouin Pink & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    120 x 170 cm Bedouin Pink...

    Beni Ourain: Bedouin 5741 Pink, Cream & Grey - 120cm x 170cm Style: Pseudo-tribal diamonds with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contemporar…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Bedouin Teal Blue & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    120 x 170 cm Bedouin Teal Blue & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    120 x 170 cm Bedouin Teal...

    Beni Ourain: Bedouin 5741 Teal Blue, Cream & Grey - 120cm x 170cm Style: Pseudo-tribal diamonds with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contem…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Nomad patterned Berber style rug in Cream and Grey

    120 x 170 cm Nomad patterned Berber style rug in Cream and Grey

    120 x 170 cm Nomad...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Cream/Grey - 120cm x 170cm Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Nomad collection of rugs…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Grey & Cream Nomad patterned Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Grey & Cream Nomad patterned Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Grey & Cream...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Grey / Cream - 120cm x 170cm Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Nomad collection of ru…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Green & Cream Nomad Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Green & Cream Nomad Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Green &...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Dark Green - 120cm x 170cm Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Nomad collection of rugs…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Ivory & Black Nomad Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Ivory & Black Nomad Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Ivory &...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Ivory / Black - 120cm x 170cm Style: Traditional Beni Ourain Diamond Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrep…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Rose Pink Nomad Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Rose Pink Nomad Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Rose Pink...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Rose Pink &  Cream - 120cm x 170cm Style: Traditional Beni Ourain Diamond Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting ce…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Teal Blue Nomad Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Teal Blue Nomad Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Teal Blue...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Teal Blue &  Cream - 120cm x 170cm Style: Traditional Beni Ourain Diamond Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting c…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Yellow Nomad Beni Ourain style rug

    120 x 170 cm Yellow Nomad Beni Ourain style rug

    120 x 170 cm Yellow Nomad...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Yellow &  Cream - 120cm x 170cm Style: Traditional Beni Ourain Diamond Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centr…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Tuareg Rust & Beige Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Rust & Beige Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Rust...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Rust, Beige & Cream  - 120cm x 170cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contem…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Tuareg Grey & Cream Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Grey & Cream Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Grey...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Grey & Cream  - 120cm x 170cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contemporary …
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  • 120 x 170 cm Tuareg Grey & Aqua Green Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Grey & Aqua Green Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Grey...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Grey & Aqua Green  - 120cm x 170cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contempor…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Tuareg Grey & Teal Blue Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Grey & Teal Blue Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Grey...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Grey & Teal Blue  - 120cm x 170cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contempora…
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  • 120 x 170 cm Tuareg Rose & Cream Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Rose & Cream Berber style rug

    120 x 170 cm Tuareg Rose...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Rose & Cream  - 120cm x 170cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contemporary d…
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  • Stylish Beni Ourain type rug in slate grey

    Stylish Beni Ourain type rug in slate grey

    Stylish Beni Ourain type...

    BOH8280 Grey Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Boho collection of rugs are woven Wilton that use a soft stain-resistant polypropylene that…
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  • Fashionable Beni Ourain style rug in creamy beige

    Fashionable Beni Ourain style rug in creamy beige

    Fashionable Beni Ourain...

    BOH8280 Beige Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Boho collection of rugs are woven Wilton that use a soft stain-resistant polypropylene tha…
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  • Pastel Pink Beni Ourain style rug with hand knotted fringe

    Pastel Pink Beni Ourain style rug with hand knotted fringe

    Pastel Pink Beni Ourain...

    BOH8280 Pink Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Boho collection of rugs are woven Wilton that use a soft stain-resistant polypropylene that…
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  • Creamy Beige Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    Creamy Beige Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    Creamy Beige Beni Ourain...

    BOH8280 White Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Boho collection of rugs are woven Wilton that use a soft stain-resistant polypropylene tha…
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  • White and Black Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    White and Black Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    White and Black Beni...

    BOH5402 Black Grey Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Boho collection of rugs are woven Wilton that use a soft stain-resistant polypropylen…
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  • Blue and Cream Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    Blue and Cream Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    Blue and Cream Beni...

    BOH7043 Blue Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Boho collection of rugs are woven Wilton that use a soft stain-resistant polypropylene that…
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  • Rose and Cream Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    Rose and Cream Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    Rose and Cream Beni...

    BOH7043 Rose Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Boho collection of rugs are woven Wilton that use a soft stain-resistant polypropylene that…
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  • Creamy White and Black Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    Creamy White and Black Beni Ourain style rug with fringe

    Creamy White and Black...

    BOH7043 White Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Boho collection of rugs are woven Wilton that use a soft stain-resistant polypropylene tha…
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  • 160 x 220 cm Tuareg Ochre & Beige Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Ochre & Beige Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Ochre...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Ochre, Beige & Cream  - 160cm x 220cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and cont…
    £164.99 £139.99
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    160 x 230 cm Nomad patterned Berber style rug in Cream and Grey

    160 x 230 cm Nomad patterned Berber style rug in Cream and Grey

    160 x 230 cm Nomad...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Cream/Grey - 160cm x 230cm Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs became a popular home décor accessory based on styles that proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Nomad …
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  • 160 x 220 cm Bedouin Pink & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    160 x 220 cm Bedouin Pink & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    160 x 220 cm Bedouin Pink...

    Beni Ourain: Bedouin 5741 Pink, Cream & Grey - 160cm x 220cm Style: Pseudo-tribal diamonds with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contemporar…
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  • 160 x 220 cm Bedouin Teal Blue & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    160 x 220 cm Bedouin Teal Blue & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    160 x 220 cm Bedouin Teal...

    Beni Ourain: Bedouin 5741 Teal Blue, Cream & Grey - 160cm x 220cm Style: Pseudo-tribal diamonds with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contem…
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    160 x 230 cm Grey & Cream Nomad patterned Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Grey & Cream Nomad patterned Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Grey & Cream...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Grey / Cream - 160cm x 230cm Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Nomad collection of ru…
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    160 x 230 cm Green & Cream Nomad Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Green & Cream Nomad Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Green &...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Dark Green - 160cm x 230cm Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Nomad collection of rugs…
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  • 160 x 220 cm Bedouin Yellow & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    160 x 220 cm Bedouin Yellow & Cream Beni Ourain style rug

    160 x 220 cm Bedouin...

    Beni Ourain: Bedouin 5741 Yellow, Cream & Beige - 160cm x 220cm Style: Pseudo-tribal diamonds with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contempo…
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  • 160 x 230 cm Ivory & Black Nomad Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Ivory & Black Nomad Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Ivory &...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Ivory / Black - 160cm x 230cm Style: Traditional Beni Ourain Diamond Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrep…
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  • 160 x 230 cm Rose Pink Nomad Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Rose Pink Nomad Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Rose Pink...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Rose Pink &  Cream - 160cm x 230cm Style: Traditional Beni Ourain Diamond Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting ce…
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  • 160 x 230 cm Teal Blue Nomad Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Teal Blue Nomad Berber style rug

    160 x 230 cm Teal Blue...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Teal Blue &  Cream - Large 160cm x 230cm Style: Traditional Beni Ourain Diamond Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interes…
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  • 160 x 230 cm Yellow Nomad Beni Ourain style rug

    160 x 230 cm Yellow Nomad Beni Ourain style rug

    160 x 230 cm Yellow Nomad...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Yellow &  Cream - 160cm x 230cm Style: Traditional Beni Ourain Diamond Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centr…
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  • 160 x 220 cm Tuareg Rust & Beige Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Rust & Beige Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Rust...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Rust, Beige & Cream  - 160cm x 220cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contem…
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  • 160 x 220 cm Tuareg Grey & Cream Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Grey & Cream Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Grey...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Grey & Cream  - 160cm x 220cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contemporary …
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  • 160 x 220 cm Tuareg Grey & Aqua Green Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Grey & Aqua Green Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Grey...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Grey & Aqua Green  - 160cm x 220cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contempor…
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  • 160 x 220 cm Tuareg Grey & Teal Blue Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Grey & Teal Blue Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Grey...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Grey & Teal Blue  - 160cm x 220cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contempora…
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  • 160 x 220 cm Tuareg Rose & Cream Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Rose & Cream Berber style rug

    160 x 220 cm Tuareg Rose...

    Beni Ourain: Tuareg 7611 Rose & Cream  - 160cm x 220cm Style: Pseudo-tribal Triangles with Beni Ourain texture Tap for more size options Influenced by the semi nomadic Beni Ourain tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, these rugs are designed to suit both traditional and contemporary d…
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    -Large 200 x 290 cm Nomad Cream & Grey Berber style rug

    -Large 200 x 290 cm Nomad Cream & Grey Berber style rug

    -Large 200 x 290 cm Nomad...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Cream/Grey - Extra Large 200cm x 290cm Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs initially found ther home décor popularity in the USA in both modern a traditional sets. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Nomad col…
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  • X-Large 200 x 290 cm Green & Cream Nomad Berber style rug

    X-Large 200 x 290 cm Green & Cream Nomad Berber style rug

    X-Large 200 x 290 cm...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Dark Green - 160cm x 230cm Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Nomad collection of rugs…
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    200 x 290 cm X-Large Grey & Cream Nomad patterned Berber style rug

    200 x 290 cm X-Large Grey & Cream Nomad patterned Berber style rug

    200 x 290 cm X-Large Grey...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Grey / Cream - X-Large 200cm x 290cm Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interesting centrepiece for any room. Our Nomad collecti…
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    200 x 290 cm Ivory & Black Nomad Berber style rug

    200 x 290 cm Ivory & Black Nomad Berber style rug

    200 x 290 cm Ivory &...

    Beni Ourain: Nomad 5413 Ivory / Black - extra large 200cm x 290cm Style: Classic Beni Ourain Diamond Tap for more size options Beni Ourain rugs are a popular home décor accessory that has proved highly popular in the United States. The quirky designs and tonal colours make an interestin…
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This collection of machine-made modern rugs are influenced by Beni Ourain hand woven Rugs produced by semi-nomadic Berber Tribes of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The seventeen Beni Ourain tribes raise sheep on the high ground and farm in the lowlands, their rugs are produced using high-quality wool and have a long open pile structure like shaggy rugs with distinctive tonal minimalist designs. While some tribes produce using vibrant colours the majority of the designs are tonal combinations of whitish creams, taupe browns and blackish greys made from undyed wool.

In contrast to the perfectly formed quatrefoils and patterns in warm bright colours we typically associate with Morocco, the Beni Ourain designs are characteristically unique, exhibiting simplistic shapes with charming irregularity. There are many simple diamond trellis style designs that can incorporate symbols based on the tribal tattoos and letters of the Berber alphabet. As it is usually women who do the weaving the design elements are dominant to more feminine aspects of life conveying symbols that represent fertility, birth and family. This minimalist random styling has captured the eye of twentieth-century designers who find the casual design concept fitting to contemporary and transitional décor.

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