Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO92

This classic vintage Beni Ouarain exhibits a female lozenge motif with central lozenges flanked by checkered borders, a symbolic male protection theme. The low pile is knotted in a warm natural dark brown wool, which shifts towards the center of the piece to a dark charcoal. 100% wool with a beautiful aged patina.

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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.1960's
dimensions.14'2" x 6'10" / 4.3m x 2.08m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BO92