When I say Moroccan rugs most people automatically think "colorful flat weave kilims."
But my favorite kind of Moroccan rug is the Beni Ouaraum, which is an Atlas Mountain Berbere tribal rug made out of sheep wool that has a thick fluffy pile. It's super soft and fuzzy, so probably not the ideal choice for people with babies and small pets. But it's a perfect bedroom rug and an gives and incredible sophisticated masculine feel to any room.
The patterns on the Beni Ouaraum rugs are fun, geometric and almost look childlike. Each rug is a primitive abstraction that is completely original to the weaver of the rug. The colors will vary in creams, taupes, grays, browns and blacks, but occasionally a few bright threads might be interjected into a design. Borders and exact repeats are rare in these rugs and despite being an old traditional style, they lean towards the modern ethnic feel.
Because no two are alike and because of the irregular sizing, good quality Beni Ouaraum rugs are extremely sought after by designers and are not cheap. But they add such a traveled and cool look to a room that they are worth the search.
I recently purchased a large scale extremely unique Beni Ouaraum for a home I'm working on and I cant wait for the project to be installed so I can see the rug in place!