Aksil is a stunning find from the Beni Ourain tribe. It features an interesting pattern and has soft wool. Beni Ourains 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!
Aksil is special because it is an authentic old Beni, which are becoming harder and harder to find. It has what looks like the year "1968" on it, so it's safe to say this one is about 50 years old. It's a stunning timeless piece that would compliment almost any space.
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: cream with faded brown/grey
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - approx. 50 years old
SIZE: 75" x 124"
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.