Best buys: Berber-style rugs

May 12, 2017 / Best buys, SHOPPING / 0 Comments
Vintage Beni Ouarain rug, £2,760, Larusi; 'Souk' wool rug, £499, West Elm; Thick Berber carpet, £995, Maroc Tribal; 'Ruffle' rug in grey by Linie Design, from £419, Heal's

7 of the best Berber-style rugs

 

Berber rugs have been hand woven by the women of the Beni Ouarain tribe for more than 1,000 years. Still an enduring style classic, here’s a selection of our favourites from high-street re-interpretations to the real thing.

 

1 The Beautiful Basic This simple ‘Souk’ wool rug from West Elm is an understated interpretation of the original Berber style. From £499

'Souk' wool rug, £499, West Elm

‘Souk’ wool rug, £499, West Elm

 

2 The High Street Hit We love the hand drawn effect of the limited-edition ‘Jassa’ rug made from jute from IKEA, and it costs just £65. Snap it up quick! We love the rattan loungers in the ‘Jassa’ collection too.

'Jassa' flatwoven rug made from jute, £65, Ikea

‘Jassa’ flatwoven rug made from jute, £65, Ikea

 

3 The Design Classic Larusi is the ‘go-to’ place for one-of-a-kind vintage Berber rugs made by the Beni Ouarain tribe. £2,760, Larusi

Vintage Beni Ouarain rug, £2,760, Larusi

Vintage Beni Ouarain rug, £2,760, Larusi

 

4 The New Design Icon Danish in design, and made from New Zealand wool, the ‘Ruffle’ rug in grey by Linie Design is a contemporary take on the Berber style. From £419, Heal’s

'Ruffle' rug in grey by Linie Design, from £419, Heal's

‘Ruffle’ rug in grey by Linie Design, from £419, Heal’s

 

5 The Investment Piece The hand tufted ‘Caliana’ is a more uniform rug inspired by traditional Berber designs. £550, Cox & Cox

'Caliana' rug, £550, Cox & Cox

‘Caliana’ rug, £550, Cox & Cox

 

6 Or Blow the Budget Made near the region where the traditional rugs come from, this ‘Thick Berber’ carpet from Maroc Tribal has a luxurious thick-tufted texture. £995.

Thick Berber carpet, £995, Maroc Tribal

Thick Berber carpet, £995, Maroc Tribal

 

7 Editor’s Pick Vintage original Beni Ouarain wool rug made in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco in the early 20th century. Altai

Vintage Beni Ouarain Berber rug from Altai.

Vintage Beni Ouarain Berber rug from Altai.

 

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