Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO10

Impressive "White Giant" vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain carpet with minimalist central lozenges flanked by branch motifs, reminiscent of weavings from the neighboring Marmoucha tribe. Open ivory field accentuates the dense and lofty wool quality, which allows the lower pile black pattern to glimpse through. The piece begins and ends with a band of red woven into the weft, adding a unique detail and bit of color to a typically neutral Beni Ouarain. 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.1960
dimensions.13'7" x 6'3" / 4.14m x 1.91m
pile height.High
fringe length.3"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BO10