THIS RUG'S STORY:
Hooked is a stunning Beni Ourain rug, created by the tribe who resides in the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco. As temperatures can change drastically in this area, 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 one is so special because of the design and age. The simple hooked diamond pattern is a never before seen feature, and the year it was likely created (1963) has been woven right in as you can see in the photo below. It's a 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 dark brown. Hand knotted wool. **please note: this rug is NOT stark white, but more of a creamy background :)
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approx. 58 years old
SIZE: 78 x 131" (not including tassels)
PILE: Medium, probably around or just over 1/2" (Lower for a Beni)
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.