Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_145

A very unusual Beni Ouarain with an interesting motif structure. The pattern begins with a symmetrical grid, then suddenly shifts to an abstract lozenge network. The lozenges are interrupted by the signature of the weaver in Arabic. Woven in dark brown wool on an ivory ground. Some fringe loss present, consistent for a carpet of this age. 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.10'9" x 6'2" / 3.27m x 1.87m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO_145
rug no.Inquire