Vintage Moroccan Beni Alaham Carpet BA03

Minimal and serene, this vintage Beni Ouarain exhibits a double lozenge motif knotted in black wool on an ivory ground. Several male X's and a single female smaller lozenge symbol float symmetrically on the field. The low pile accentuates the strong graphic quality of the piece. Finished with a thin flat weave band at each end. 100% wool.

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Beni Alaham

The Beni Alaham are a small sub tribe of the Beni Ouarain confederacy. Residing in the Middle Atlas range south east of Ahermoumou, the carpets of this tribe can be influenced by their Middle Atlas Berber Berber neighbors and tend to be on the more minimal side in regards to motif structures.

tribe.Beni Alaham
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1960's
dimensions.12'5" x 6'1" / 3.78m x 1.85m
pile height.Low
fringe length.7"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BA03