Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO52
This antique Beni Ouarain carpet has an intricate ornate graphic pattern knotted in ivory and black wool. Its lozenge pattern is filled with a chain of joined triangles, a symbol of mating. Contained within this network is a variation on the quincunx (cross with motifs in center and on the diagonals of a lozenge), symbolizing the unborn child in a mother's womb. Male side protection borders frame the composition. Signs of wear in areas with some missing fringe, displaying age and adding to the carpet's character and patina. 100% wool.
|region.||Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco|
|dimensions.||9' x 6'1" / 2.74m x 1.85m|