Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_205

A vintage Beni Ouarain with a strong belted lozenge network centered between borders holding chains of branches. Several 8-pointed stars float across the field. Woven in deep brown, charcoal, hints of raw umber, with pops of bright orange. Note some areas of pile loss present, which do not detract from the overall character of 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.8'8" x 6'1" / 2.64m x 1.85m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO_205
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