we must admit that we have a bit of an obsession with rugs. a rug that just so happens to be on our must have list is the beni ourain rug. hand-weaved by the beni ourain tribe in morocco, these neutral colored wool rugs are the perfect addition to any room. traditionally used as bedspreads, the original ben ourain rugs usually included pattern elements that symbolized natural events such as fertility, birth, femininity, and spirituality. some of the weavers believed that the rug could even ward off evil spirits. whether or not this is true, one thing is for sure- we just love the added texture this rug can bring to a room! we know that these rugs have become incredibly popular recently, but we still love them just the same.
given that these beni ourain rugs tend to be a bit on the expensive side. we were excited to see that the friendly people at pottery barn took it upon themselves to create a more affordable version inspired by the real thing, check it out below!
ben ourain rug via pottery barn