Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO97

This vintage Beni Ouarain exhibits a classic female lozenge network, with motifs shifting from opened to filled across the field. Framed by vertical side borders along both selvedges. Note a small amount of fringe loss. Knotted in faded black and ivory 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.11'6" x 6'7" / 3.51m x 2.01m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.3"
rug no.BO97
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