Beautiful Folk Art Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Berber Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Moroccan Rugs, Circa Date: 3rd Quarter Of The 20th Century – Like so many of the traditional rugs woven by the Beni Ourain Moroccan Berber rug weavers, this beautiful vintage rug uses clearly defined lines to establish rigid points of contact and movement. The grounding effect established by these lines is present throughout the masterpiece itself, which allows the other movements and variations to build off of the existing lines.
A single beige landscape dominates the background, and horizontal lines are present at the bottom and top of the piece to establish a basic frame for the foreground. At the forefront of the simple field are several diamond configurations, all erratically arranged, as if to demonstrate natural crystalline growth. The lines used are also echoed by surrounding lines and elements, which results in a kaleidoscopic effect that adds thematic contrast to the grounding within. In addition to the various diamonds, several arrows and tree-like shapes add further depth to the rug’s foreground.
The bold geometric lines of this mid 20th century vintage rug is a classic representation of the iconic Beni Ourain rugs. These magnificent Moroccan rugs drew the attention of some of the most famous mid century designers and architects. These simplistic yet sophisticated vintage shag rugs were highly sought after for their rustic, natural designs that were used to offset the sometimes cold, harsh lines that were used in interiors of the time. Many of today’s modern interior designers still admire and incorporate them in their interior designs for many of the same reasons.
This beautiful folk art rug uses an allover diamond design pattern that is irregular in shape and appears to be as if it were sketched by the artists hands. Smaller diamonds are placed within the larger ones in a manner that appears to be random and that strays from a strict geometric form. The lines in mid century Berber carpets can range from thick and bold to barely visible. This impressive carpet from Morocco uses thick, bold lines that accentuate the geometric shapes, but are executed in such a way that they appear to be hand-drawn.
The primitive, tribal organic feel of this vintage mid century modern rug can be used in a number of interior design schemes. These highly versatile decorative rugs can be used to complement an organic design with flowing lines, or they can be used to soft and geometrically based designs too. There are many different ways to use these beautiful mid century modern tribal art area rugs in ways that honor the hands that created them. But regardless of you one incorporates this magnificent shaggy Beni Ourain Moroccan rug, it is the type of piece that is sure to garner much love and appreciation.