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