Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_113

Exhibiting shifts in pattern, this vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain displays a network of partial lozenges/chevron motifs pointed towards the center of the composition. The pattern is knotted in dark charcoal on an ivory ground and is accented by small pinstripe lines, emphasizing the carpet's feminine symbolism. 100% wool with a lustrous hand and time faded 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-1970's
dimensions.11'9" x 6'2" / 3.58m x 1.87m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO_113
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