Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_186

This vintage Moroccan carpet exhibits a clear influence from its neighboring tribes to the south, the Beni M’Guild and Guigou. Chains of female and male symbols are organized into chevron motifs, deviating from the patterns more commonly associated with Beni Ouarain weavings. The neutral palette shifts from soft grey to pewter, mocha, and camel, on a field of lustrous ivory. Some areas of minor pile loss, which do not detract from the overall character of the piece. 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.8'4" x 5'7" / 2.54m x 1.7m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO_186
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