Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO41

Combining a partially open and closed lozenge network, this Beni Ouarain is minimal in feel, but with it's own unique character. The lozenges are framed on one end by two vertical rows of male zigzag motifs, forming a lozenge band. Knotted in ivory wool with a time faded patina of primarily warm grey, with hints of black and dark brown. 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
dimensions.9'1" x 6'2" / 2.77m x 1.88m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.5"
rug no.BO41
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