Beni Ourain Rugs
We will discuss what are known as Beni Ourain rugs. These rugs were developed by the Beni Ourain Moroccan tribal people who believed the rugs could ward off evil spirits. They are made from natural dyes including henna, almond leaves, and iron sulphate. This gives them an authentic/vintage appearance. Traditional tribal patterns represent the majority of the rug designs.
The tribe (or tribes, as 17 individual peoples make up the Beni Ourian Moroccan tribe) that first created these rugs formerly lived in the Atlas Mountains. The patterns weaved into these pieces can also be found as tattoos on the bodies of these tribal individuals. Original tapestries were designed to be blankets and not decorative floor covers. These tapestries/blankets were meant to conform to the shape of the body, being thick and soft.
The appearance of these rugs is made up of mostly neutral colours and abstract designs, most of which can be easily incorporated into today's more modern interior design styles. They look great in a very simple setting, and modern office spaces as well. They are becoming increasingly difficult to find, so you need to be careful to look out for cheap imitations imported from Asia. Genuine pieces are thick and soft, having a luxurious texture to touch and hold.
A Beni Ourain rug can be one of the ultimate interior design accessories for your modern 20th century home or office. No matter which pattern you choose your rug is guaranteed to be luxurious and tasteful. These works of art serve as an excellent complement to the inside of your home, in any room that you choose.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a posh new accessory to showcase in your home or office space, we highly recommend buying one of these Beni Ourain rugs. They are not only lovely in appearance and perfect for a contemporary or modern area but are steeped in history and rich culture. This fact alone helps these rugs to stand out and serve as a conversation starter. We recommend searching online for a design that appeals most to you, then decide on the size that best fits your floor space. Look for that perfect focal point for your living or work space and purchase a rug today. You will be thrilled with your new accessory for years to come.