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BENI OURAIN Rugs are handwoven on looms, using a decades old technique and natural, undyed wool. The wool is highest grade, gathered from sheep raised over summer pastures on the high slopes of the Beni Ourain territory.

The Beni Ourain rug was born in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco as method of cover during snowy winter months. What we know as the Beni Ourain rug is actually a thick, densely woven, furry blanket used by nomadic shepherds for warmth and cover. The thick, long strands of wool and dense weave call to mind a white bearskin.

M o r o c c a n B e n i O u r a i n

Size: 10'5" x 6 feet / 3.17 x 1.83
Color: Cream white - Brown lines (lines are more brown than they appear in the photos)
Material: Wool
Age: 30 to 40 years
Condition: Excellent
Pile: Medium
Wear: None
Lay: Flat, not wrinkled

For nomadic shepherds of the Middle Atlas Morocco, the Beni Ourain rug serves as warmth in winter and decoration in summer. Inspired by the snowy, rocky fields and mountain streams that characterize her mountain landscape, a Beni Ourain woman will express her worldview on a field of cream, with decoration in delicate lines of henna brown and dark sable. The Beni Ourain rug is constructed using the typical Berber knot, which encircles two strands of the warp instead of one, making the rug particularly plush and supple.

The most iconic Beni Ourain are characterized by a highly irregular and discontinuous design, a reflection of the weaver's nomadic lifestyle and current emotional state. The immediacy and sincerity of design are what make the Beni Ourain such a beauty to behold. Each quietly elegant rug speaks to that place inside of all of us that yearns to live peacefully and free.

The age of a Beni Ourain is determined in part by the delicacy and intricacy of pattern. Older Beni Ourain speak with more eloquence, the design being more exquisite and subtle. Contemporary Beni Ourain of 20 to 30 years age tend to be more minimalistic and straightforward, more logical in pattern and motif.

Beni Ourain were never created wider than 6 to 7 feet (1.80 m to 2.15 m). The width of a Beni Ourain traditionally has been determined directly by the length of a human body. And its length, determined by the amount of wool rug required to cover two bodies lying side by side, each person folding one end of the rug over himself for warmth.

I can create a custom sized rug for you. Please inquire with size requirements and photos of preferred design. Your custom rug will be handwoven using the same decades old technique with which Beni Ourains have been created throughout the 20th century.

I offer chic vintage Moroccan rugs that conform to the sleek minimalist style that ruled during the mid-20th century. And now I also specialize in the sumptuous vintage-washed custom Beni Ourain - a stunning example of the style, talent and creative forces of weavers perched on a rolling hill in the Beni Ourain mountains. Modern, timeless and joyfully abstract, my hand-selected collection of Boucherouite and definite custom Beni Ourain embody the luxurious minimalist style that made regional rugs prized design accessories with Le Corbusier and the modernists.

Rugs ship safely and securely from Marrakesh, Morocco. Rugs are guaranteed to arrive to you. All rugs are washed before shipping. So please allow 1 - 3 days for us to prepare your rug after purchase. Transit time is about 3 and a half weeks, or around 25 days (1-2 weeks longer to Asia and Australia). Customs duties depend on country. The US has a free trade agreement with Morocco.


Unless rugs are damaged during shipping, all sales are final. Please ask all questions before buying, and review photos carefully.

Thank you for visiting PINK RUG Co. ❣


CRAZY DIAMOND 10' x 6' Beni Ourain, Moroccan Beni Ouarain Rug. Mid Century Modern. Brown White. Danish Design Compliment.


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: wool
  • Ships worldwide from Morocco
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