Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO66

This vintage Beni Ouarain has a smaller scale overall lozenge network with more subtle irregularities, including some areas of broken lozenges and randomly placed fertility symbols. Varying vertical chain protection borders on both sides add to the personality of the piece. Woven in a warm ivory, varying shades of brown, and black with a densely knotted construction. Note some fringe loss, which does not detract from the overall condition or character of the piece. 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.1950-1960
dimensions.11'4" x 6'9" / 3.45m x 2.06m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BO66
Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO66