Décor Dictionary: Beni Ourain Rug

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Beni Ourain Rug: is a plush shaggy pile rug hand-woven from Berber wool by the nomadic Beni Ourain tribe of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.  The rugs, which traditionally were used as bedding rather than carpets, are easily recognizable by its ivory background and simple dark geometric patterns (frequently featuring diamond shapes). Beni Ourain rugs were a popular choice in the early 20th century – often favoured by the Modern masters such as Le Corbusier, Charles & Ray Eames and Alvar Alto.

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Posted on September 23, 2014, in Decor, Decorating Dictionary, Furniture and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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