I'm always a sucker for unique and rare finds. This Beni Ourain is an exceptional piece of art and history. The orange tones and pattern that changes throughout the piece is such a cool feature. Also the year it was created - 1959 - is woven in, as well as the initials "MAI" giving this rug its name! And fun fact: at approx 15' long, it is in the top 3 longest rugs I've ever had in my shop!
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, brown, orange. Hand knotted wool.
**PLEASE NOTE: this rug is NOT stark white, but more of a creamy background consistent with natural wool.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - 70 years approx.
SIZE: 72" x 181.5"
PILE/CONDITION: Medium Pile; 1/2"
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.