Berber rugs have been hand woven by the women of the Beni Ouarain tribe for more than 1,000 years. Vintage examples of this enduring style classic can bust the bank balance, but there are options out there to suit every budget, as well as every size and style of home. 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

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

2. ‘RUFFLE’ BY LINIE DESIGN, HEAL’S

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

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‘Ruffle’ rug in grey by Linie Design, from £419, Heal’s
Heals

3. ‘BENI QUARAIN’, MAROC TRIBAL

Maroc Tribal specialise in vintage rugs dating from the mid-century, and also offer a vast collection of brightly coloured examples. This hand-woven piece in butter cream with ash brown markings is from the 1990s. £1,200, maroctribal.com

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Thick Berber carpet, £995, Maroc Tribal
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. Price on application, altai.it

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Vintage Beni Ouarain Berber rug, price on application, Altai
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

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‘Atlas Berber’. £1,635, The Rug Company
The Rug Company

6. ‘ASHWIN’, LA REDOUTE

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

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‘Ashwin’, £775, La Redoute
La Redoute

7. ‘VINTAGE BENI QUARAIN’, LARUSI

Explore Larusi’s website for a wonderful selection of original Berber rugs. This original Beni rug has branch motifs alongside the classic lozenges pattern. £4,560, larusi.com

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‘Vintage Beni Quarain’, price on application, Larusi
Larusi

8. ‘SAFFRON SHAGGY’, LAYERED

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

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‘Saffron Shaggy’ rug, from £940, Layered
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

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‘Adaliz’, £475, Graham and Green
Graham and Green

10. ‘ELEISE', HABITAT

A fresh interpretation on the classic style with highlights of pink flecks. £395, habitat.co.uk

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‘Eleise’ rug, £295, Habitat. (habitat.co.uk)
Habitat


11. ‘MARSTRUP’, IKEA

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

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‘Marstrup’, £149, Ikea
Ikea

12. ‘NOMAD’, NORDIC KNOTS

This rug is the result of a collaboration with the tattoo artist Erik Lööf of the Stockholm Classic Tattoo Studio. From £830, nordicknots.com

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‘Nomad’ rug, from £830, Nordic Knots
Nordic Knots

13. ‘BEREBER’, LORENA CANALS

Made from recycled cotton and with natural dyes, this example can also be put in the washing machine. From £309, lorenacanals.com

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‘Bereber’ rug, £206, Lorena Canals
Lorena Canals

14. ‘KUMO’, TUFENKIAN

The hand-tufted wool and mohair ‘Kumo’ rug is made to order in India. Price on application, tufenkian.com

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‘Kumo’ rug, price on application, Tufenkian
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15. ‘BERBER’, LOAF

For a light grey pattern alternative, try this deep pile option. £375, loaf.com

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‘Berber’, £375, Loaf
Loaf

16. ‘HANDWOVEN BERBER’, ROSE & GREY

An extremely fluffy interpretation of the classic which would be ideally suited to a bedroom. £335, roseandgrey.co.uk

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‘Handwoven Berber’ rug, £335, Rose & Grey
Rose and Grey

17. ‘VINTAGE BERBER CARPET’, EMILY’S HOUSE

This large vintage rug has a hand looped pile and features a sweet geometric pattern with colourful dots, £1,750, emilyshouselondon.com

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‘Large Vintage Berber Carpet’, £1,750, Emily’s House
Emily's House

18. ‘INES’ RUG, SOHO HOME

Inspired by rugs found at the Little Beach House Barcelona and Soho House Berlin, this characterful example features plaited tassels on each corner. £1,799, sohohome.com

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‘Ines’ rug, £1,799, Soho Home
Soho Home

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