Moroccan Berber rugs are of several tribal and regional varieties, including but not limited to the Zayan, Zemmour, Tazenakht, Boujaad, and the Beni Ourain. With the exception of the Beni Ourain, they are generally characterized by their weave, design, and colors.
The Berbers are indigenous to North Africa. Morocco has always been and remains home to one the largest populations. Berber rugs are of several tribal and regional varieties, namely the Beni Ouaraine, Zayan, Zemmour, Tazenakht and Boujaad. With the exception of the Beni Ouaraine, they are characterized by their weave and design.Continue reading
These large plush area rugs are simultaneously modern and earthy blending seamlessly into most any space. Check out 5 vastly different interiors featuring the Beni Ourain.
Oum Rugs, featured in the January 2018 issue of British Vogue, offers a variety of Beni Ouaraine rugs. In addition to the hand-knotted Beni Ouaraine, Oum specializes in curating exceedingly rare vintage and antique loop-woven pieces.
What sets the Moroccan rug apart is the breadth of colors, textures, motifs, and weaves, to choose from. There is a Moroccan rug to suit each personality, each aesthetic. Variety is well and good, but it can also be overwhelming. That’s where we come in to help you discover which Oum rug best suits you or your loved one.
Moroccan Berber rugs brim with all natural colors and dyes, the most prevalent being yellow, red, orange, and black, regardless of tribe or region. These all natural dyes are made from regional florae and, sometimes, insects! We will dedicate a Journal Entry to each color with today’s focus being the color yellow. Let’s hop to it!
Abby and Ismail became friends while pursuing their Masters Degrees at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2012. In the winter of 2016, when Ismail told Abby of his plans to create a U.S.-based company offering handwoven, authentic, and a la mode "Art For Your Floor", she could not resist getting involved.Continue reading
The Beni Ouaraine tribe is comprised of several ethnic groups. The tribe’s people historically hail from the remote areas of the the Atlas Mountains.
Beni Ouaraine rugs showcase an unaltered ancestral style dating back to the Paleolithic era. These pieces have long been beloved by renowned architects, designers, and artists.Continue reading
Oum means mother in Moroccan. It is the company’s intention to honor all of the women artisans who weave these special rugs. As part of this mission, Oum donates a portion of its revenues to EFA Morocco, a local NGO that provides girls from rural communities with access to secondary education.