Most Beni Ourain rugs feature high pile, but this one is quite different! It actually is a kilim style, flatwoven and has higher pile loops. Beni Ourain Kilims are very few and far between, so when I saw this one, I had to have it!
Featuring a palette of creamy wool with dark gray/black, it's so neutral it could go practically anywherer. I love the design of the arrow stripes woven in - this vintage beauty is a rare treat!
Loop + Arrow 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: warm cream with gray/black. Handmade, hand knotted wool - **Please note: this rug is NOT white, but more of a natural cream color**
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approx. 30-40 years old
SIZE: 62" x 123"
PILE: flat woven with looped pile
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.