Simple and timeless, this classic Beni Ourain rug will give neutral sophistication to any space. Beni Ourain rugs 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!
Ziad is special because it is an authentic old Beni, which are becoming harder and harder to find. I would approximate it to be around 40 to 50 years old. And at nearly 7 by 14', it's a rare long size. Its understated elegance makes it stunning timeless piece that would compliment and cozy up 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/black. Hand woven wool.
**PLEASE NOTE: this rug is NOT stark white, but more of a creamy background consistent with natural wool.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - approx. 40-50 years old
SIZE: 78" x 167"
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.