THIS RUG'S STORY:
This vintage Beni Ourain is one of my favorite finds from last springs sourcing trip!
A stunning neutral canvas with abstract touches, this one is a true work of art. Its simple, minimal design make it perfect for the home that leans more midcentury or modern in style!
Here's a little back story on the Beni's-
They are 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 creamy ivory base with varying shades of dark brown, and lighter brown/greige. Hand knotted wool. **Please note: this rug is NOT white, but a natural cream color that is consistent with natural wool. There is a stain on the back that could not be removed, but it is not visible from the front.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - 20 years approx.
PILE/CONDITION: high 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.