Taken from the Arabic word that means "timeless", this vintage Marmoucha is just that. He's a very versatile piece that could work in almost any style home! One thing I love about this one is the lighter and brighter wool. Many times the Beni rugs are a warm cream with brown color, but this one reads more black and white!
Another interesting tidbit about this one is it has the year woven right in- 1995- so this rug is about 25 years old!
Beni Ourains are known for their dense pile and thicker knot construction. 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!
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 faded black/brown/gray tones. Hand knotted wool. **PLEASE NOTE: this rug is NOT stark white, but more of a creamy background consistent with natural wool.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - aprrox 25 years
SIZE: 72"x132" (not including tassels)
PILE: low 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.