I’m sure you would have noticed plenty of these striking Moroccan rugs popping up in interiors and they’ve definitely become a trend. These Berber rugs were traditionally made by the Beni Ouarain tribes of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and were originally used as bedding in winter. Woven from long strands of wool, the rugs are handmade and 100% wool. Usually cream or white in colour with diamond or zigzag geometric patterns, trimmed in a knotted fringe.
Beni Ouarain rugs work surprisingly well in contemporary settings and can be worked into so many different looks. So far I’ve mostly spotted them in homes across the seas but now that Weylandts is stocking four designs I’m sure we’ll see more of them being used locally. I really do love the plush textured feel and natural, slightly imperfect look.