Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_172

This vintage Beni Ouarain displays an irregular lozenge network knotted in primarily jewel tones on an ivory wool ground. Palette includes various shades of red, green, and blue, with hints of purple, yellow, orange, and brown. The pattern disperses near the borders, transforming into zig-zag forms, creating a subtle protection theme to the composition. Some non-woolen fibers are present in the colored knots.

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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.7'5" x 5'3" / 2.26m x 1.6m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO_172
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