Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_206

This ornate vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain displays a belted lozenge network filled with a plethora of both classic and uncommon motifs. While quite symmetrical in form, subtle deviations appear throughout the composition. Double side borders form protection, one male and one female. A moment of saturated red and orange are introduced, shifting to faded violet, apricot, dark brown, and taupe grey on an ivory ground. Signs of wear and pile loss are present in some areas, consistent with age and use. 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
circa.1950's
dimensions.11'7" x 6' / 3.53m x 1.83m
pile height.Low
fringe length.None
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO_206
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