This gorgeous vintage Beni Ourain will light a room for sure! This one has high pile and is very heavy. She features a warm creamy base with faded black, with worn red/pink and peachy orangey motifs with long wispy tassels. It also has a very interesting back detail as you can see from the photo below.
Beni Ourain rugs are known for their dense pile and reversible design. This rug was woven in the Middle Atlas mountain region in Morocco, where temperatures can change drastically. These pieces are significant to Berber culture as the higher pile kept members of the family warm. Traditionally these rugs were not used purely for decorative purposes, but more commonly as blankets or to sleep on!
ABOUT MOROCCAN RUGS:
Each vintage Moroccan rug is hand woven and knotted by Berber women of the tribal region specified. This level of craftsmanship can take up to weeks or months to complete a single rug. Weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations. The patterns, designs, and colors in each rug vary with each rug, weaver, and tribe – so each piece is truly a unique work of art and 2 pieces will never be the same. Often these rugs have been handed down through the families who created them, and have been uncovered from the mountain and rural areas of Morocco.
COLORS/MATERIALS: very warm ivory/cream base with faded black design, and red/pink and light orange in the motifs- **Please note: this rug is NOT white, but more of a warm creamy color consistent with natural wool. Please see detail shots for most accurate color dipiction**
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - approx. 20-30 years old
SIZE: 78" x 119" (not including tassels)
PLEASE NOTE:Because this is a handmade item, there may be slight imperfections in weaving, pattern, or shape. Please note all vintage items have endured a previous life and so may have slight wear and repairs.