Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO25

This Beni Ouarain from Armoumou exhibits a minimal design, with diffused motifs knotted in a lower pile black wool peeking through the higher pile golden ivory field. Central lozenges are flanked by smaller diamond chains on each side. Finished with a cobalt blue bands in the flat weave on both ends, adding a hint of color to this otherwise neutral piece. 100% wool is lofty and densely woven.

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Beni Ouarain

This nomadic Berber tribe produces some of the finest quality rugs in all of Morocco. Usually made of natural ivory and black or brown wool as the pattern, these rugs show an archaic symbolism that dates back to the earliest forms of art and writing. Known for their simplistic lozenge patterns, these motifs are a link to some of the oldest discovered human artifacts, including the ancient Venus figurines of Europe. The Beni Ouarain weave with a double knot technique which allows for a thicker pile construction and added insulation from the cold. These rugs are used for family beds and could be folded over to provide protection from frigid temperatures.

tribe.Beni Ouarain
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1970
dimensions.13'1" x 7'1" / 3.99m x 2.16m
pile height.High
fringe length.4"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BO25