Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_195

An exceptional mid-century Beni Ouarain featuring a minimal lozenge drawing that shifts in scale and form, dissolving into a loose abstraction at one end of the piece. The central design is framed by vertical bands running along both selvedges. A particularly wide example with an intriguing character and fine quality construction. Knotted in ivory, mocha brown and faded lavender, 100% wool with a lustrous hand and 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.11'2" x 7'7" / 3.4m x 2.31m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8"
rug no.BO_195
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