Beautiful and Primitive Ivory Shag Pile Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – The calming and serene coloration combined with the organic tribal design of this vintage mid 20th century Moroccan rug is perfect for a variety of interior designs and decor approaches. Many of the most famous mid century designers developed a love for these magnificent vintage rugs, which help to offset the harsh angular lines of contemporary designs. Today, they are adored for many of the same reasons. That said, they represent even more during the time of their actual creation. These magnificent rugs from Morocco represent a piece of mid 20th century history and the culture and traditions of the Moroccan Berber tribes people who created them. This specific shaggy Beni Ourain rug is an excellent example of mid century North African artwork.
The diamond pattern was a popular design for these weavers. In this piece, the line work was executed in a way that makes it look as if it were hand drawn. Various motifs and Berber tattoo design symbols are scattered throughout the shag pile vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug, often in a way that appeared to be random. This gives the rug and organic and natural feel. The thickness of the lines varied, as if it were painted by hand instead of woven.
The neutral colors of the rug make it appropriate as a complement for almost any color scheme in the room. It is comfortable alongside other neutrals, or among brighter colors to tone them down. Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs, such as this fine example make an excellent addition to any modern eco friendly interior design from more minimalist designs to Scandinavian, and many others. The versatility of this vintage Moroccan shag pile rug is just one more reason to love it.