Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO76

A beautifully executed vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain with an extremely densely knotted construction. The ivory ground has a warm bronze/grey tone, with a classic female lozenge pattern in a rich dark brown. The irregular network shifts in scale as the pattern progresses, divided by a central horizontal band of broken lozenges. 100% wool.

Close it


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.14'4" x 6'4" / 4.36m x 1.93m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.12"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO76
rug no.SOLD