How to make a Beni Ourain Rug

April 11, 2019 2 min read

How to make a Beni Ourain Rug

Beni Ourain rug is the most prestigious rug in Morocco, made from the very finest wool. Every piece you take is the only piece, one of its kind. Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs are authentic and hand-woven by women of the area of Beni Ourain and other neighboring Berber tribes that reside in the North-Eastern Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. They are also trendy and every decor lover wants to have in his interior, luxurious and perfect for any sort of home design.

If you want to know more about the process of making a beni ourain rug briefly, continue reading

Wool hand spinning

The spinning process transforms the wool. It twists fibers together and makes yarn. They spun the wool into threads that are perfect for weaving. are then prepare the loom and warp. When you buy a Berber rug, you’ll realize that the warp is made from 100% natural wool.


Then the process of knotting, here where you can see the true talent of the craftwoman. These rugs are woven with a little weft between the knots.

Trim and color 

It’s complete, they color the patterns with natural dyes. It is then cut from the loom and trimmed. The pile is trimmed using special scissors.

The last steps

The original wool gets dirty after the days and mounth of knotting. It also gets hard from being attached to the loom. That is why they wash the rugs and dry it once again. They wash it 2-3 times again to ensure it is soft. Then let each Breber rug dry naturally in the warm sun.

Development of tradition 

Hand-woven Beni Ourain rug take a great deal of skill and time. They took the knowledge from mother and grandmothers. You will see amazing design and patterns elements. Many are reflective of the weaver’s stories or thoughts. The themes of this patterns are birth, fertility, nature, femininity, rural life and religious beliefs. Some even believe they are barriers against evil spirits. That’s why symbols of lucky charms and from tribe ceremonies are often present.

Natural colors of Beni ourain

Moroccan Beni ourain rugs are woven from natural creamy sheep wool. It’s the wool that covers the sheep’s body. At first look, the pattern may look black. But actually they are very dark brown color. The deep brown wool is from the sheep’s head. Beni Ourain rugs are the most prestigious in all of Morocco, they are from the finest wool on earth.

Buy a Beni ourain rug

In our store we buy the finnest rugs, from the craftsmen to your hands with love. When it comes to Beni ourain, the softness is all, that what you will find in our benisouk shop click here to see the softness and the quality if our rugs.

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