Magnificent Shag Ivory Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century This fascinating and beautiful Moroccan Beni Ourain rug appears to be random amalgam of texture and patter, This is until you understand its unique place in interior design. The majority of the Berber carpets were produced in during the mid 20th century. It was during the mid century that the vintage Moroccan rugs found their way into the European and American markets. They were valued and cherished because they fit well into more modern and contemporary design approach that was so prominent during the mid 20th century.
In addition, people loved the fact that these magnificent Rugs from Morocco also have a unique story of their own to tell. Each one of these vintage rugs tells the story through the use of Berber tattoos and other ethnic design symbols. Using this special language the rug weavers told the story of their own life, or the life of their tribe and community. This gives each ivory vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug a unique look into the history of the person who was a part of this ancient and primitive tribal culture.
This shag Moroccan rug uses geometric shapes including hexagrams and diamonds to create a design that progresses from one end to the other. The design begins as one form and then slowly transforms into something completely different. It uses chocolate brown outlines against an ivory background with a single red dot in one of the diamonds. The design is directional, but could be displayed in either direction. A simple round border defines the space within the rug. The design appears to be an allover design that extends beyond the confines of the border.
This ivory vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug would make an excellent and unique addition to any contemporary, modern, minimalist, organic, natural, or modern Scandinavian design. It would be an excellent addition to a vintage mid-20th century collection as well. The beautiful patterns on this rug float gently into each other, creating a truly unique and important historical piece for any home or office.