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Beni Ourain Rugs

Authentic vintage rugs originating from the Beni Ourain region of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Hand woven from thick un-dyed natural 100% sheeps wool with simple geometric designs in black, brown or grey. The ultimate in warmth, comfort and classic style.

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Hand restoring our vintage Moroccan rugs

Our Process

Rug Washing & Hand Repairs

Each of our vintage rugs is hand washed and restored by our artisan partners here in Marrakech.

Giving new life to these beautiful treasures that already exist rather than producing more.

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Which means 1% of every sale is donated towards environmental charities and non-profits.

We choose to plant native trees with Greenfleet.

FAQ

How much is shipping?

Our online prices include free worldwide shipping via DHL

Do You Ship To My Country?

We ship worldwide from our Marrakech based collection via DHL Express including to Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK, United States & Canada.

If your region is not in this list you won't be able to check out online, but please just get in touch for us to arrange your order for you.

More info on Shipping here

Are they authentic vintage rugs?

Our vintage rugs are all unique, handwoven, one-of-a-kind, authentic vintage finds. Mostly aged between 30 - 80 years old.

They have originated from the various Berber tribes and handcraft regions of Morocco where they have lived a previous life before we have bought them for our collection.

The ultimate in sustainable homewares.

How Do I Clean My Moroccan Rug?

We recommend light vacuuming, hanging outside for some fresh air every now and then and spot cleaning with natural soapy water.

For heavier stains please use a professional rug cleaning service that uses natural products and specialises in antique carpets.

More information about rug cleaning and care here

Can I see the rugs in person?

Melbourne, Australia

Our Fitzroy, Melbourne showroom is now closed. Thank you to everyone who visited over the last few years!

Stay tuned for future pop-ups and events

Marrakech, Morocco

We are an online only business at the moment shipping direct from Marrakech.

If you are visiting Marrakech we'll be happy to host you to show you our collection and find you your perfect rug.

Contact us here

Do you sell larger sized rugs?

We're often asked for larger sized rugs - ie. 3 x 4m

Vintage Moroccan rugs rarely measure wider than 2m. This is due to the weaving techniques of the old style carpets and traditional hand looms used.

If you require a larger sized rug we offer custom sized rugs made to order in our custom rug program.

Do you have other rugs available?

Yes! We have many other options available that aren't shown on the website.

Just get in touch and we'll be happy to share our current in stock catalogue with you.

Authentic Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Rugs Australia

Explore our beautiful collection of authentic vintage Beni Ourain rugs, available for purchase online with worldwide shipping from Morocco to Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the UK, and Europe.

Nouvelle Nomad proudly offers a carefully curated selection of Beni Ourain rugs and carpets, each an authentic vintage find, mostly aged between 30 to 80 years.

Our Beni Ourain rugs are handwoven from thick, 100% natural, undyed sheep's wool. These rugs originate from the mountainous Beni Ourain region in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where cold winters call for thick wool carpets for warmth. Authentic vintage Beni Ourain rugs and carpets, along with those from the Marmoucha tribe, are among the most sought-after Berber rugs and vintage Moroccan rug styles.

These larger Beni rugs are ideal for dining areas, master bedrooms, and high-traffic lounge areas, providing cozy, thick wool underfoot. Smaller rugs are perfect for kids' bedrooms, nurseries, or as a beautiful feature in creative studios or studies. Although hallway runners are less common in vintage Beni Ourain styles, they are available in newly made rugs.

Our collection features classic black and white rugs with a neutral colour palette, ranging from creamy natural white to darker honey tones. The simple line work includes criss-cross diamonds, linear, and geometric designs in natural black, grey, brown, and caramel-coloured wool. The wool pile of Beni Ourain carpets varies from low flat surfaces to cozy medium piles and thick shag piles, often finished with hand-plaited tassels or natural wool fringes at one end.

An authentic Beni Ourain carpet is distinguished by a specific weaving and knotting style, created by the women of the Beni Ourain tribes using 100% wool from the sheep of the region. Crafting these masterpieces can take weeks to months, showcasing traditional weaving techniques and artisan craft. Older antique Beni Ourain carpets and mid-century rugs aged between 50 to 80 years are highly collectible and increase in value when found in excellent original condition.

The shape of the old-style Vintage Beni Ourain rugs are often narrow and long, due to the width of the traditional weaving looms and Moroccan architecture. They typically measure around 1.8 to 2 meters in width and up to 4.5 meters in length. Newly made rugs from the Beni Ourain region offer an excellent quality option for those seeking larger area rugs, such as 3 x 4 meters. Our custom rugs collection allows for made-to-order Beni Ourain rugs with a lead time of 2-3 months.

Both traditional and contemporary Beni Ourain rugs are favourites in architectural design magazines, minimal Scandinavian and Mediterranean style homes, and bohemian tribal interiors. They instantly add warmth, texture, and classic elegance to any space with their earthy neutral tones and handmade nature.

Due to their popularity, Beni Ourain style rugs are often replicated by mass produced homewares brands on machines with cheap materials. Genuine Beni Ourain rugs feature thick loops and a handmade look to the knots, visible from the back. The wool should be undyed and natural in colour, ranging from light to dark cream or warm honey tones—not bleached or bright white.

Explore our selection of sustainable rugs, crafted from natural 100% wool. Wool is a natural insulator, easy to clean due to its natural oils repelling stains, and environmentally friendly.

Shop Beni Ourain rugs by size - large rugs, small rugs, and runners. For more information on our vintage Moroccan rugs, visit our article: About Our Rugs. For rug cleaning and care tips, see our FAQ: Rug Cleaning and Care.

Shop authentic vintage Beni Ourain rugs online or inquire about sourcing and wholesale.

Nouvelle Nomad Beni Ourain rugs - Melbourne, Australia, and Marrakech, Morocco.