THIS RUG'S STORY:
Blurred Lines is a vintage Beni Ourain in a soft and simple pattern with faded colors. 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!
This particular Beni is interesting because it's almost a square shape. Approximately 6x7 feet in size, it's a beautiful piece that could work nicely in a variety of situations, like under a square or round dining table for example or layered on top of a natural fiber rug in a larger living room!
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: warm ivory wool base with faded brown/grey - **Please note: this rug is NOT white, but more of a natural cream color**
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approx. 20-30 years old
SIZE: 74 x 86.5" (not including the 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.