Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_130

Here is an excellent vintage Beni Ouarain example with low pile in a lustrous wool. A traditional lozenge network is woven in black and bright purple on a warm ivory ground. Male branches, cross motifs, and diamond chains add a masculine presence to 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.1970's
dimensions.14'8" x 6'10" / 4.47m x 2.08m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BO_130
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