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Vintage Beni Ourain Marmoucha Rug 6.6 x 13.2 ft

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      •  100% Wool from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco
      •  Thickness approximately 2-3 cm
      •   Artisanal weaving in Morocco
      •   Vintage condition
      • This rug is currently in stock and will be dispatched within 1 business day.

    ✧ A REAL TREASURE IN YOUR HOME, WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

    This is a true Moroccan magnum opus, full of art, vibrancy and character. Vintage Beni Ourain rugs share the wisdom and elegance that comes with age, while still retaining its flair. These rugs have matured to allow the softening of the colours while extracting some of the natural Lanolin oil contained in the wool fibres to produce a beautiful finish.

    This Vintage Marmoucha rug is a “living art” – an exotic centrepiece that gives your room an aura of elegance and establishment.

    In Morocco these are known as “table mats” in recognition of the way the expressive artwork brings life to the “table” where the daily gatherings of friends and family occur.

    We travelled by car, on foot and even mule to reach the Haouz region, nestled between the Middle Atlas and Atlantic Ocean to find this treasure. A Berber woman crafted this unique jewel using the methods passed down from her mother while incorporating her own story using traditional Berber designs and motifs.

    A Vintage Beni Ourain rug will have aged gracefully and is a proud centrepiece of an established family home, and as such is very rare. It will have been made by a matriarch of the family using traditions passed down from her mother and grandmother before that.

    In the rural Atlas regions, nothing is more important than the family unit, and a vintage Beni Ourain rug is often the pride of the home – something L’om made in her youth. This rug may have taken years of dedication to make and provides a valuable demonstration of the home-making virtues the mother wishes to pass down to her children. It is this tradition of the Beni Ourain Rug that the Moroccan proverb “Exert effort, you shall be rewarded” comes from.

    In her youth, this craftswoman collected her wool from the villages of the Middle Atlas, a very soft and extra-virgin wool from the sheep native to the region. Then, she washed her wool in the river with saponary plants. Then in accordance with ancestral Berber tradition, the wool was left exposed under the stars for a whole night to keep the evil eye away.

    How our Moroccan rugs are made 


  • WHO WOVE THIS GORGEOUS CREATION?

    This rug was made by an artist from the Beni Ourain tribe, a region of the Middle Atlas Mountains in northeastern Morocco. In the Berber language, the tribe's name means "free people".

    WHY SHOULD YOU INVEST IN A HAND-CRAFTED MOROCCAN RUG?

    Our Moroccan rug is an investment that grows in value over time. Years later, it will be worth much more than you think. It's a noble and timeless masterpiece.

    This rug is a legacy of its Berber creator passed on from generation to generation and will make you a worthy heir to the ancestral Berber tradition.

    WHY SHOULD YOU INVEST IN A HAND-CRAFTED MOROCCAN RUG?

    Apart from the unmatched aesthetic appearance, anyone buying a machine-made rug  quickly discovers that it will not last very long and therefore will have to buy another one quickly. So, start saving money now and buy a handmade Moroccan Rug that will last for decades and pass it on to your children.

    Besides, machine-made carpets all look the same. You will never find a rug that looks like a handmade rug. Your handmade Berber rug will be like no other in the world.

    HOW DOES A MOROCCAN RUG FEELS WHEN YOU TOUCH IT?

    Your tiny feet will love this warm and soft wool handmade rug. You will experience an immediate feeling of well-being.

    WHY DO HANDMADE RUGS SOMETIMES HAVE IMPERFECTIONS?

    The irregularities of handmade rugs give it character and charm and increase its value. From unusual borders, color fading, imperfect shapes, each rug is unique.

    Any decorator or designer will recognize an authentic Moroccan Rug and be amazed by its splendor.

    WHAT IS THE BEST STYLE TO GO WITH A MOROCCAN RUG?

    This Moroccan rug will perfectly suit all your decorating styles! Modern, Scandinavian, Bohemian, Kinfolk, Ethnic chic... a piece of art that will bring a touch of elegance and authenticity to your world.

    WHY SHOULD I BUY MY MOROCCAN RUG FROM YOU?

    No one is more familiar with Berber rugs than the Berber tribes of Morocco. BENISOUK.COM belongs to a family of Berber craftsmen of great skill and endless passion.

    When you buy a rug at BENISOUK, you are not simply buying a rug, you are also becoming part of the history of the Berber family that created it.

    BENISOUK works with the most talented craftsmen in Morocco with a know-how handed down from generation to generation.

    Please beware of non-authentic and poor-quality Moroccan rugs, BENISOUK ensures handmade, authentic and 100% natural Moroccan rugs.

    WHY IS SUPPORTING CRAFTSMANSHIP A WISE ECOLOGICAL MOVE?

    Now you support a sustainable, eco-friendly industry. Our rugs  are 100% organic, made of wool and dyed with vegetable dyes. These materials have been used in carpeting for centuries and have proven their longevity and biodegradability.

    IS THE HANDMADE MOROCCAN RUG DURABLE?

    100 % natural Moroccan rug withstands the years and many washes. Since wool naturally contains a lot of lanolin oil, washing will bring out even more of the oil in the fiber and the rug  will become even more beautiful over the years. Use a mild detergent when washing.

    HOW ARE THE ARTISANS PAID?

    We maintain a long-lasting relationship with our skilled artisan partners. The artisans are fairly remunerated and also benefit from subsidies that allow them to achieve financial and personal fulfilment. We are committed to human and labor rights.

    Moreover, 15% of the profits are reinvested in the development of rural communities.

    HOW ARE THE RUGS BEING PREPARED BEFORE THEY ARE SHIPPED?

    Our rugs are treated and cleaned by professionals before shipping.

    We guarantee the highest quality of clean, natural rugs.

    HOW IS THE DELIVERY WORKING?

    Your order will be delivered via DHL or FedEx to your home within 2-3 business days.

    In the event of unavailability, you can postpone the delivery to the desired day or ask to pick up your package at a pick-up point.

    DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS?

    Our greatest success is your total satisfaction! You can return your items within 14 days of receiving your order for a full refund. Returns are accepted if the rug represents a defect or was damaged during delivery. You will receive in your package all the instructions to facilitate your return.

    I'VE GOT A SPECIAL REQUEST!

    Is the rug of your dreams still haunting your thoughts? Are you moving soon and looking for several handcrafted products? You are a professional and would like to collaborate with us? You just need some advice?

    We are working with the best craftsmen in Morocco, we will know how to make your craziest projects come true!

    Contact us now by sending us a message on contact@benisouk.com, we'll be more than happy to get back to you within a day.

  • Basic care:

    Natural raw wool may contain small fibers during weaving. Over time, these threads/fibers will rise to the surface - they can be lightly sucked out. No need to panic - fiber loss is normal with new wool rugs and will fade over time.

    Stain treatment:

    For long-lasting maintenance, use a vacuum cleaner. If the stain has been caused by a liquid, you must act quickly to prevent drying - use paper towels to absorb and then shampoo to clean. When in doubt, professional dry cleaning will always remain your best choice. 


  • How our Moroccan rugs are made 

    We provide the most beautiful creations of Moroccan craftsmen inheritors of a long history and keepers of a tradition and a culture. Works of art where the artisan, the material and the craft tool have the primordial place.

  • SHIPPING

    If you order before 12 noon, your order is processed and shipped the same day.

    Your order will be delivered via DHL or FedEx to your home within 2-3 business days.

    After your order has been transmitted to the carrier, you will receive a confirmation email with your tracking number and a link to track your order. An e-mail or SMS will be sent to you the day before the delivery man arrives to notify you of the delivery schedule.

    In the event of unavailability, you can postpone the delivery to the desired day or ask to pick up your package at a pick-up point.

    RETURNS

    Our greatest success is your total satisfaction! You can return your items within 14 days of receiving your order for a full refund. Returns are accepted if the rug represents a defect or was damaged during delivery. You will receive in your package all the instructions to facilitate your return.

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