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Vintage Beni Ourain Rug Hand Picked from Morocco
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This vintage Beni Ourain rug is personally selected in Morocco and has a soft ivory color due to the wool's natural color and are accompanied by dark grey stripes. The rugs are named...
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Vintage 1980s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Beni Ourain Rug Hand Picked from Morocco
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This vintage Beni Ourain rug is personally selected in Morocco and has a soft ivory color due to the wool's natural color and are accompanied by dark grey stripes. The rugs are named...
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Vintage 1980s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Handmade Moroccan Beni Ourain Berber Rug, 100% Wool. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary hand-knotted Moroccan rug, made of plant dyed sheep wool. Soft, comfy pile that is ideal for families with kids. The rug can be custom produced in a different size, c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Scandinavian Modern Moroccan and ...

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very nice Beni Ourain rug with clean loop detail as opposed to shag. Clean braid fringe knotted seam on one side.
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Vintage 1970s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Beni Ourain Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Beni Ourain carpet, Morocco. Originating from the Northeastern Azilal province of the Moroccan high Atlas region, this fascinatingly modern was instinctively woven by Berber tribes. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African...

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W 110 in. L 151 in.
Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style, Beni Ourain Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
20737 vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with tribal style, Beni Ourain rug. This hand-knotted wool vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features a lozenge trellis pattern on a neutral bac...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Beni Ourain Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Beni Ourain carpet, Morocco. Originating from the Northeastern Azilal province of the Moroccan High Atlas region, this fascinatingly modern was instinctively woven by Berber tribes....
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African...

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W 111 in. L 140 in.
Moroccan Beni Ourain Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Beni Ourain carpet, Morocco. Originating from the Northeastern Azilal province of the Moroccan High Atlas region, this fascinatingly modern and minimal rug was instinctively woven by...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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W 109 in. L 138 in.
Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style, Beni Ourain Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
74460 Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style, Beni Ourain Rug 06'01 x 10'00. This hand-knotted wool vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features a lozenge trellis pattern on...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style, Beni Ourain Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
20760, vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with tribal style, Beni Ourain rug. This hand knotted wool vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features a lozenge trellis pattern on a neutral ba...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style, Beni Ourain Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
20745, vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with tribal style, Beni Ourain rug. This hand-knotted wool vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features a lozenge trellis pattern on a neutral ba...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Beni Ourain Moroccan Carpet
Located in New York, NY
The double line lozenge lattice shifts to one side, stretches vertically and dribbles off amusingly along one edge. Bitonal, no extraneous elements modern. Good condition with medium...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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W 76 in. L 123 in.
Nomadic Modern Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style, Beni Ourain Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
20772, Nomadic Modern Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style, Beni Ourain Rug. This hand knotted wool Modern Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features a lozenge trellis pattern on a neut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African...

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Contemporary Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful contemporary Moroccan Beni Ourain rug, design classics of the mid-20th century, woven with natural hand-spun wool with dark brown wool stripes criss-crossing the field, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and N...

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Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug circa 1960-1980. It is woven in really great wool featuring a dynamic design. It has everything you would want in this style of rug. Measures: 6'3'...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Carpet 5'10" x 13'3" - 180 x 405 cm
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain rug with hand knotted fringes. Beige filed with tribal pattern in shades of green, yellow, red, orange and black. Size: 76" W x 108" L Fringes are 1.5...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Zig Zag Beni Ourain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lovely pattern and line weaving on this vintage Beni Ourain rug. All natural, no dyes used and soft pile underfoot.
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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W 148 in. L 72 in.
Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Carpet
Located in New York, NY
From the esteemed Beni Ouarain tribe in the Middle Atlas Mountains, the woolly ecru field supports a well-drawn thick mixed and abrashed darkest brown lozenge lattice, with hairline ...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Minimalist Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Totally Classic Beni Ouarain work in its elongated format, restrained bi tonality featuring cream and dark brown, and in the well-drawn open lattice design. Hairline borders on the s...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Carpet
Located in New York, NY
The wooly eggshell field shows a free standing lozenge lattice in dark brown with one small ju-ju motif in a corner, all set within a triple dark brown lateral border. High pile and ...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Beni Ourain tribe Moroccan in ivory with black asymmetrical lines creating a repeating diamond pattern. This rug has a perfect handwoven shag texture and an overall unique ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This mysterious vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug vaguely scheme with the combinations of ocean blue and sands. Unequally dissemination of lozenges that turns to a beautiful abstract ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain in the perfect ivory adorned with muted asymmetrical lines into a diamond lattice design. The rug's handwoven shag texture adds to the rug's overall ex...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Let you eyes smize with our Classic and timeless Beni Ourain Moroccan rug from Atlas collection. Diamonds are aligned in clay lozenges with extended sides and formed an impressive de...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This stunning Beni Ourain rug features the beauty of the Moroccan cultures and traditions by adding a meticulous handcrafted symbols and motifs. A series of checkered patterns on the...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Colorful Beni Ourain Moroccan Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan handmade wool rug. This full of art Moroccan rug has an abstract pattern with a multi-color field and accent in a gorgeous all-over Moroccan fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A minimalist look of High Atlas Moroccan rug features clay lozenges with extended sides that has diamond pattern in an ivory field. Simple but very classy rug with vertically aligned...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A charming antique Moroccan rug made by the Beni Ourain Tribe. This unique handwoven rug contains traditional diamond motifs latticed throughout the field with symbolic shapes outlin...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
An interesting creation of Beni Ourain Moroccan rug that features the culture of Moroccan Tribes through ambiguous Berber motifs. Clay outlines and cream field are perfect for any sp...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain tribal rug with the perfect amount of shag. This rug's earth toned brown and neutral colors in addition to the rug's lively texture makes for the perfe...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain in the perfect ivory adorned with blue asymmetrical lines. The rug's handwoven shag texture adds to the rug's overall excitement and makes for a perfec...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain in the perfect ivory adorned with rustic brown lines creating organic shapes. The rug's handwoven shag texture adds to the rug's overall excitement and...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A one of a kind vintage Beni Ourain tribe Moroccan. The handwoven wool pile is in the perfect natural ivory color with exciting asymmetrical lines creating tribal and symbolic design...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A sophisticated vintage Beni Ourain Rug features lozenges with extended sides and diamonds in it. Artistically placed the patterns with an impressive color schemes like red taupe and...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A Minimalist look of Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features clay lozenges with extended sides that has diamond pattern in an ivory field. Simple but very classy rug with calumny aligned d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A Minimalist look of Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features an ivory lozenges with extended sides that has diamond pattern in a clay field. Simple but very classy rug with columns aligned...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Fantastic Contemporary Beni Ourain Style Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A fantastic contemporary Indian handwoven Moroccan Beni Ourain style rug woven with an all-over brown lattice pattern on a lush cream colored ground.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and Nor...

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Beni Ourain Rug with Purple Line
Located in Tokyo, JP
Item No. Circa 1970s / Morocco Size W2650 D1310 mm A vintage Beni Ourain rug from Morocco. North African rugs are still being woven today, with each region having their own ...
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Vintage 1970s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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W 104.34 in. L 51.19 in.
Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A beautiful vintage Moroccan from the Beni Ourain tribe. This charming handwoven wool piece has the perfect sandy ivory color and contains traditional diamond motifs latticed through...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A beautiful Beni Ourain tribal Moroccan rug that exudes sophistication and charm. A ivory pile weave adorned with taupe tribal elements makes for the perfect contemporary. This handw...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain in the perfect ivory adorned with softened indigo colored asymmetrical lines. The rug's handwoven shag texture adds to the rug's overall excitement and...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A beautiful Beni Ourain tribal Moroccan rug that exudes sophistication and charm. A ivory pile weave adorned with red and tan tribal designs makes for the perfect contemporary. This ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Beni Ourain Style Large Moroccan Carpet
Located in New York, NY
In the tribal Beni Ourain style, this high pile carpet features a slightly irregular tall lozenge, dark brown lattice on the sand ground. Small squares decorate the ends. Timeless an...
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2010s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A beautiful antique Moroccan rug made by the Beni Ourain tribe. This unique handwoven rug contains traditional diamond motifs latticed throughout the field. Beni Ourain tribal rugs a...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Original Moroccan Beni Ourain Berber Tribal Rug
Located in New York, NY
This original Moroccan rug is styled after the Beni Ourain rugs that were produced by the nomadic Berber tribes in North Africa for centuries. Beni Ourain rugs are identified by thei...
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2010s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Original Beni Ourain Berber Style Moroccan Rug
Located in New York, NY
This original Moroccan rug is styled after the Beni Ourain rugs that were produced by the nomadic Berber tribes in North Africa for centuries. Beni Ourain rugs are identified by thei...
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2010s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A beautiful antique Moroccan rug made by the Beni Ourain Tribe. This unique handwoven rug contains traditional diamond line-work with symbolic motifs throughout including the rug's b...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A chic vintage Moroccan Berber rug made by the Beni Ourain tribe. This rug's neutral shag color, tribal line-work and lively texture makes for the perfect contemporary piece. Beni Ou...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A charming antique Moroccan rug made by the Beni Ourain Tribe. This unique handwoven rug contains traditional diamond motifs latticed throughout the field with symbolic shapes outlin...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A trendy Vintage Beni Ourain Berber rug features the alternates of clay linear diamonds and patterns in an ivory marble field. Simple but very edgy that your room will look elegant. ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Ivory field with bilateral geometry and motifs in pale orange, mauve and tan. Also features areas of voided pile. Unique vintage Beni Ourain tribal rug from Morocco. Rug Number 27...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A dreamy Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber rug that emanates sophistication and comfort. This cozy rug highlights its fossil gray X motifs crisscross forming lozenge trellis ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Original Moroccan Beni Ourain Style Tribal Rug
Located in New York, NY
This original Moroccan rug is styled after the Beni Ourain rugs that were produced by the nomadic Berber tribes in North Africa for centuries. Beni Ourain rugs are identified by thei...
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2010s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain tribe Berber rug that features columns of stacked lozenges running along the center of the creamy plush field. This remarkable rug is bounded with side...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A charming antique Moroccan rug made by the Beni Ourain Tribe. This unique handwoven rug contains traditional line-work latticed throughout the field with symbolic imagery. Beni Oura...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Original Moroccan Beni Ourain Berber Tribal Rug
Located in New York, NY
This new original Moroccan rug is styled after the Beni Ourain rugs that were produced by the nomadic Berber tribes in North Africa for centuries. Beni Ourain rugs are identified by ...
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2010s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Beni Ourain Rug with Rhombus Black Line
Located in Tokyo, JP
Item no. Circa 1980s / Morocco Size W1500 D950 mm A vintage Beni Ourain rug from Morocco. North African rugs are still being woven today, with each region having their own u...
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Vintage 1980s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Original Moroccan Beni Ourain Berber Tribal Rug
Located in New York, NY
This original Moroccan rug is styled after the Beni Ourain rugs that were produced by the nomadic Berber tribes in North Africa for centuries. Beni Ourain rugs are identified by thei...
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2010s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A captivating vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Berber rug that features a variety of elaborate ambiguous motifs all-over the cream field emanating it's tribal feel. Berber Moroccan...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Beni Ourain Rugs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of beni ourain rugs available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric and wool, all beni ourain rugs available were constructed with great care. Find 277 antique and vintage beni ourain rugs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 35 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Beni ourain rugs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Beni ourain rugs made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. If space is limited, there are small beni ourain rugs measuring 9 inches across. Beni ourain rugs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Mehraban Rugs, Berber Tribes of Morocco and Atlas are consistently popular.

How Much are Beni Ourain Rugs?

Prices for beni ourain rugs start at $800 and top out at $35,000 with the average selling for $4,120.

Finding the Right Moroccan and North African Rugs for You

Antique and modern Moroccan and North African rugs serve as an exceptional piece of decor. Whether it’s to tie your bedroom together or to add a dazzling array of colors and graphically provocative shapes and other elements to your living room wall, there’s increased demand for Moroccan tribal rugs, especially as bohemian, global and eco styles are on the rise and because tapestries and wall hangings are definitely cool again.

Travelers and interior design lovers from all over the world are big fans of the complex geometric patterns and bold color palettes that we typically associate with these rustic, natural rugs. In the West, the current infatuation with handwoven vintage Moroccan tribal rugs stretches to the mid-20th century. Then, designers such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier offset austere interiors with these vibrant and alluring textiles. (Le Corbusier integrated Moroccan rugs in his designs for Villa La Roche in Paris, while Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Pennsylvania is also home to these distinctive floor coverings.)

Moroccan rugs date back to the Paleolithic era, when Berber tribes, which comprised many different members of an ethnic group native to North Africa, would weave these textiles with intricate images and symbols. Traditionally, Moroccan tribal weavings were made exclusively by women and solely for personal use. Dense pile rugs served not only as floor coverings but as mattresses, seating and even blankets in the winter months.

The Moroccan rug hasn’t survived this long merely because of its usefulness. These stunning works take at least two to three weeks to weave, and each woman weaves the story of her life into the design. They are filled with symbolism and vary greatly depending on the locale where they were woven. In this way, part of the profound beauty of traditional Moroccan rugs lies in their historical and cultural significance.

One of the most widely loved styles of Moroccan rugs comes from the Beni Ourain tribes, a network of nearly two dozen individual tribes in the mountainous Middle Atlas region. Beni Ourain rugs are woven from undyed, natural wool. The textures, imperfections and asymmetrical lines, which can’t be reproduced with mass production methods, as well as the neutral tones and understated geometry have endeared interior designers to these works for ages. In comparison to the spare Beni Ourain rugs, a more heavily decorated, widely colorful option can be found in Azilal Moroccan rugs, which contrast wonderfully with the rich, dark wood tones and clean lines that characterize mid-century modern furniture.

The collection of vintage rugs and carpets on 1stDibs features a wide range of extraordinary antique and modern Moroccan and North African rugs.

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