Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_149

A minimal vintage Beni Ouarain, abstract in its simplicity, with a diffuse meandering loosely constructed lozenge network. A horizontal break at the top of the carpet quiets the overall composition. Knotted in dark brown and grey on an ivory ground. Pile is worn throughout from age and use, lending a time worn patina to the piece. 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.6'5" x 5'6" / 1.95m x 1.67m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
rug no.BO_149
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