Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_174

A grand example of a vintage Beni Ouarain, with a female lozenge network broken up into horizontal bands across the composition. Some broken lines partially connect to the grid, adding visual interest and rhythm to the design. Double knotted in charcoal and ivory. Note the unusual square proportions. 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's - 1970's
dimensions.8' x 6'11" / 2.43m x 2.10m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO_174
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