Magnificent and Tribal Vintage Shaggy Beni Ourain Moroccan Berber Carpet, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century This happy, fascinating vintage Moroccan rug will brighten any room. The rug design pattern is created through a series of rendered diamonds and squares that vary in size and shape. One of the more fascinating points about this Beni Ourain rug is that each one was handwoven and tells the story of the weaver or the tribe who created it. This makes it hold a special cultural place in the history of interior design and as an art history and cultural representation of the people who created it.
This beautiful rug from Morocco uses an allover organic diamond pattern. Each of the diamonds appears to be somewhat different from the others and a s a result, it has a truly authentic folk art design feel. This is part of the charm that made these Berber carpets popular in mid 20th century interior design schemes. This is also one quality that has held up to the test of time. The lines of this Moroccan Berber carpet are created using chocolate brown on an ivory background. They have an unevenness about them that makes them appear to be hand-drawn. Bright symbols in blues, reds, and yellows adorn some of the diamonds in what appears to be a random splash, but to the weaver they were anything but random and placed carefully to tell a story.
This Moroccan Berber carpet will bring an element of interest to any home or modern office interior design. Its hand drawn artistic quality makes it unique piece that will be sure to be a conversation starter for many years to come. What makes this vintage mid century modern rug even more special is when you realize the history of it in the place that it holds in terms of cultural and historical significance in the art world. This is an excellent addition to any contemporary or modern design.