Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_219

Warm and minimal - a vintage Beni Ouarain featuring four zig zag chains of rectangles that run in tandem, visually creating a pair of larger scale lozenge bands (and illusion of a 3rd). Delicate bar and rectangular motifs frame the composition. Knotted in ivory, dark brown, and copper wool with an incredibly lustrous patina.

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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
dimensions.10'8" x 6'3" / 3.25m x 1.9m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8"
rug no.BO_219
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