Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO54

Beautiful in its simplicity, this vintage Moroccan Beni Oaurain carpet exhibits a minimal lozenge pattern knotted in black wool on an ivory ground. The low pile highlights the pattern's clarity and graphic quality. A few small rows of randomly placed red knots add a touch of spontaneous creativity to the piece. Finished with a flat weave band on one end. 100% wool.

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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.1950
dimensions.8'6" x 6' / 2.59m x 1.83m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BO54