Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO23

With a broken chessboard lozenge network, this is a classic vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain carpet from Thala with a personality of its own. Though the side borders exist, they appear to contain only a snapshot of the pattern that continues far beyond the carpet's perimeters. The pile of ivory and black wool is very even in both density and height. 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.11'10" x 5'11" / 3.61m x 1.8m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.4" and 2"
rug no.BO23
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