Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO85

A minimal style Beni Ouarain with low pile woven in dark brown and faded black wool on an ivory ground. The large central lozenge motif is comprised of pixelated squares, bordered with vertical chains of triangles forming symbols of protection. Some pile loss and an overall patina from decades of use. 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
dimensions.12'9" x 6'2" / 3.83m x 1.87m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO85
rug no.Inquire