Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_215

Full of character with its asymmetry and unusual proportions, this vintage Beni Ouarain carpet exemplifies the spirit of handcraft found in Berber arts. The large feminine central lozenge motifs are flanked by an offset male branch forming a moment of protection. Finished with a flatware band at one end. Knotted in dark brown and sable wool on a subtle ivory ground. 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.1950's -1960's
dimensions.7'8" x 5'11" / 2.34m x 1.8m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO_215
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