Vintage Beni Ouarain Berber Rug

Circa 1960
Northeastern Middle Atlas, Morocco
275 cm x 180 cm
9'0" x 5'10"

The Beni Ouarain confederation is composed of seventeen tribes inhabiting the high mountain region of the northeastern Middle Atlas. Their rugs differ from other Berber weavings in that they are woven exclusively with an ivory background and decorated with abstract geometric motifs of undyed natural wool. The high quality of the materials used, the absolute spontaneity of the designs together with its strong ethnic-minimal feel, all contribute to place these carpets at the forefront of contemporary interior design. Typical of Beni Ouarain carpets is a large format of approximately 400 cm (13 feet) by 200 cm (6.5 feet). We rarely find them in sizes that are more adaptable to today’s Western interiors, such as in this case.

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