Vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain Carpet BO_210

A very unusual Beni Ouarain with a network of triangular formations combined to create a mesmerizing lozenge pattern. A great sense of depth and movement is created by the motif placement and stippled technique utilized throughout the carpet. The pile height subtlety increases about 1/4 way into the composition, adding to the layered effect. Woven in brick red, black, and dark brown on a warm ivory ground. 100% wool with a lustrous hand and 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.8'8" x 6'11" / 2.64m x 2.1m
pile height.Low
fringe length.7"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BO_210
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