Beautiful Vintage Moroccan Berber Shaggy Beni Ourain Carpet, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – This beautiful neutral geometric mid 20th century Moroccan rug would make an excellent addition to any vintage or modern decorated home. Moroccan Berber rugs became an important part of mid century history, gracing the interiors of designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright in his famous Falling Waters. These beautiful Beni Ourain shag rugs were used by interior designers to give the room an organic feel and break up the harsh lines of mid century modern designs. They can serve many of the same purposes in modern interior designs as well.
This shaggy Beni Ourain carpet from Morocco is an excellent example of mid century vintage Moroccan rugs with its neutral palette consisting of only two colors. The unique designs add interest to both modern and vintage designs because no two of these vintage mid century modern rugs are ever the same. Many of these Moroccan Berber carpets are based on the diamond pattern or zigzag lines they are executed in a way that makes them appear to be hand drawn. Subtle changes in the thickness of the plush shaggy pile and the tones of the lines makes them appear to be as if they are a brush stroke. This is another quality that appealed to mid century designers and continues to make them a favorite of modern designers too.
This shaggy Beni Ourain carpet is an example of mid century history would make the perfect addition to many modern or retro design. The neutral colors could be used to soften a brighter palette or blend in with a more neutral one. The versatility of these vintage Shag rugs continues to attract modern designers to them, just as they did historically. This would make an excellent addition to any home or office decor that needs a neutral Moroccan shag rug that is unique and one of a kind.