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.SOUK’, WEST ELM

This simple best-selling ‘Souk’ wool rug from West Elm is an understated reworking of the original Berber style- choose from three sizes or a runner. From £199, westelm.co.uk

west elm berber rug
‘Souk’ wool rug, £499, West Elm. (westelm.co.uk)
West Elm

2. ‘RUFFLE’ BY LINIE DESIGN, HEALS

Danish in design and hand-knotted in India using New Zealand wool- the ‘Ruffle’ rug's overlapped diamond pattern is a contemporary spin on a classic. From £599, heals.com

linie design berber rug, heals
‘Ruffle’ rug in grey by Linie Design, from £419, Heal’s. (heals.com)
Heals

3. ‘BENI QUARAIN’, MAROC TRIBAL

A hand-woven piece from the 1990’s in butter cream with ash brown markings. Maroc Tribal specialise in Vintage rugs dating back from the Mid-Century - and also offer a vast collection of brightly coloured examples. £1,200, maroctribal.com

maroc tribal berber rug
Thick Berber carpet, £995, Maroc Tribal. (maroctribal.com)
Maroc Tribal

4. ‘VINTAGE BENI QUARAIN‘, ALTAI

An original Beni Ouarain wool rug made in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco from the early 20th century. £poa, altai.it

altai berber rug
Vintage Beni Ouarain Berber rug, £poa, Altai.(altai.it)
Altai

5. ‘ATLAS BERBER’, THE RUG COMPANY

Delicate highlights of colour on this traditional Berber rug add an extra layer of interest. £1,635, therugcompany.com

atlas berber rug, the rug company
Atlas Berber’. £1,635, The Rug Company. (therugcompany.com)
The Rug Company

6. ‘ASHWIN’, LA REDOUTE

The large-scale diamond design will make an impact in a living room. La Redoute offer a wealth of affordable rugs in the Berber style. £775, laredoute.co.uk

la redoute
’Ashwin’, £775, La Redoute. (laredoute.co.uk)
La Redoute

7. ‘VINTAGE BENI QUARAIN’, LARUSI

An original Beni rug with branch motifs alongside the classic lozenges pattern. Explore Larusi's website for a wonderful selection of original Berber rugs and complimenting homewares. £4,560, larusi.com

larusi berber rug
’Vintage Beni Quarain’, £poa, Larusi. (larusi.com)
Larusi

8. ‘SAFFRON SHAGGY’, LAYERED

This reinterpretation of the classic Moroccan rug is designed in Sweden. Available in a pink, blue and classic black and white colour way. From £940, layeredinterior.com

layered shaggy berber rug
’Saffron Shaggy’ rug, from £940, Layered.(layeredinterior.com)
Layered

9. ‘ADALIZ’, GRAHAM AND GREEN

Hand-knotted from New Zealand wool with ivory plaited tassels, this deep pile example would be perfect in a bedroom with bare feet. £475, grahamandgreen.co.uk

graham and green berber rug
’Adaliz’, £475, Graham and Green. (grahamandgreen.co.uk)
Graham and Green

10. ‘NUMI’, HABITAT

For a twist on the usual pattern try this shaggy version with organic shaped motifs. £395, habitat.co.uk

berber rug, habitat
’Numi’, £395, Habitat. (habitat.co.uk)
Habitat



11. ‘MARSTRUP’, IKEA

A practical option, as this rug is constructed from synthetic fibres – ideal for high traffic area. £149, ikea.co.uk

ikea berber rug
’Marstrup’, £149, Ikea. (ikea.co.uk)
Ikea

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