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7 OF THE BEST BERBER-STYLE RUGS

From vintage finds to new designs inspired by the rugs created by the Beni Ouarain tribe

4 Berber Rugs
Larusi / Heal's / Maroc Tribal / West Elm

Berber rugs have been hand woven by the women of the Beni Ouarain tribe for more than 1,000 years. Still an enduring style classic, here’s a selection of our favourites from high-street re-interpretations to the real thing.

1 The Beautiful Basic This simple ‘Souk’ wool rug from West Elm is an understated interpretation of the original Berber style. Runners from £199.

West Elm Berber Rug
‘Souk’ wool rug, £499, West Elm
West Elm

2 The High Street Hit We love the handdrawn effect of the limited-edition ‘Jassa’ rug made from jute from IKEA, and it costs just £65. Snap it up quick! We love the rattan loungers in the ‘Jassa’ collection too.

IKEA Berber Rug
‘Jassa’ flatwoven rug made from jute, £65, Ikea
Miguel Perez

3 The Design Classic Larusi is the ‘go-to’ place for one-of-a-kind vintage Berber rugs made by the Beni Ouarain tribe. £2,760.

Larusi Berber Rug
Vintage Beni Ouarain rug, £2,760, Larusi
Larusi


4 The New Design Icon Danish in design, and made from New Zealand wool, the ‘Ruffle’ rug in grey by Linie Design for Heal’s is a contemporary take on the Berber style. From £599.

Heal's Berber Rug
‘Ruffle’ rug in grey by Linie Design, from £419, Heal’s
Heal's

5 The Investment Piece The hand tufted ‘Caliana’ from Cox & Cox is a more uniform rug inspired by traditional Berber designs. £550.

Cox & Cox Berber Rug
‘Caliana’ rug, £550, Cox & Cox
Cox & Cox

6 Or Blow the Budget Made near the region where the traditional rugs come from, this ‘Thick Berber’ carpet from Maroc Tribal has a luxurious thick-tufted texture. £995.

Maroc Tribal Berber Rug
Thick Berber carpet, £995, Maroc Tribal
Maroc Tribal

7 Editor’s Pick Vintage original Beni Ouarain wool rug made in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco from Altai in the early 20th century.

Vintage Beni Ouarain Berber rug from Altai
Vintage Beni Ouarain Berber rug from Altai.
Altai

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