Magnificent And Primitive Brown Cream Vintage Shag Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – The neutral cream background and earthy brown toned organic pattern of this vintage Moroccan rug are sure to add a grounding effect to any rooms interior decor. The abstract design of the Moroccan shag rug is reminiscent of calligraphy strokes, but they are simply the individual expression of the weaver who created it. Many times, the weavers of these magnificent Beni Ourain rugs translated the myths and personal stories of themselves and the tribe into the design of the rug for a people that lacked written language. This ties this beautiful rug from Morocco to the thousands of years of culture in the region and makes each one of these examples an important piece of art history.
The design of this vintage rug lacks symmetry or a formal structure. The lines create movement in the vertical direction of the vintage shag Moroccan Beni Ourain rug. The design of this beautifully tribal shag carpet is “sort of” directional nature. Much of the design weight in placed on one end of the field in a way that makes them appear to all face the same direction. This rug from Morocco could be placed in a room to create either upwards or downwards feel of movement. The main design area of the vintage plush shaggy pile Moroccan Beni Ourain rug is bordered by a thin black line, but it does not encompass the entire area of the rug.
Subtle variations in the thickness of the lines and the asymmetry of the design are what made these rugs so appealing to mid century designers and that still make them a favorite of modern designers as well. This vintage shag Moroccan Beni Ourain rug would work well in any modern design scheme, giving the room an organic and natural feel.