Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_179

A vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain featuring a lozenge network composed of stepped square motifs. Hamsas and six-pointed stars fill some of the lozenges and asymmetrical side borders. Orange and violet add an unexpected bit of color to an otherwise neutral palette of ivory and dark brown. 100% wool with a time faded patina.

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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.9'4" x 4'11" / 2.84m x 1.49m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very good
rug no.BO_179
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