Magnificent Cream and Black Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Carpet , Country of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid-Twentieth Century – This classic mid 20th century vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain rug is the perfect addition to any minimalist or modern Scandinavian design. Even though this vintage mid century modern rug may look like a modern minimalist design, its origins are a group of Berber tribes who live a simple pastoral life in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
The simplistic designs of the Beni Ourain tribal communities are symbolic and have special meaning woven into them. Some of them tell the story of the weaver or reflect the tribal history. Others may symbolize a way to ward off evil spirits. Regardless of the exact symbolism of each Moroccan carpet, they make a bold statement through their unique primitive qualities.
The design of this vintage Berber rug is based on simple diamond shapes that become smaller as they move towards one end. The rug has roughly vertical symmetry and is outlined by two darker lines that help to define its borders. This cream and black vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain carpet is not directional, and as such, it could easily be situated in either direction, creating a focal point in the room. It could be used as a statement piece on its own, or used to highlight a formal feature of the room.
Both the cream colored background and black lines of this wide hallway rug are made from natural undyed wool. It is perfect for an Eco friendly interior design that features truly organic elements with natural textures and colors.
Vintage Berber carpets are known for their plush feel to the touch as well as their ability to help create an elegant, yet simple interior decor statement. They are versatile enough to complement many different contemporary design styles. This beautifully crafted cream and black vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain carpet would make an excellent addition to any mid century or contemporary modern decor.