Magnificent and Tribal Ivory Brown Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Carpet, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – The versatility of the neutral palette of this beautiful abstract mid 20th century vintage Moroccan rug pays homage to their historical use as a favorite of mid-century designers. Moroccan tribal rugs became a favorite choice of many in the mid 20th century. This was because they can easily be used with many of the pieces by the top and most famous mid century furniture designers and architects such as Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. Versatility was another one of the main reasons for their popularity as these vintage mid century rugs could be easily incorporated in many of the interiors from that period in time.
These tribal rugs from Morocco could be used to add an organic feel and soften the lines of geometric designs. Their neutral soft colors could tone down the bright bold colors that were popular at the time. Modern designers have fallen in love with them for many of the same reasons. This particular Moroccan Beni Ourain carpet has a couple of unique qualities that set it apart from other Moroccan Berber carpets. The first quality that sets it apart is that it appears as if the design were cut in half and then put back together. However, this is just an optical illusion as this Beni Ourain rug is original and its rug size has never been altered.
The diamonds on one end of the vintage Beni Ourain carpet are much larger than those on the opposite end. The uniqueness of each of these rug designs is another reason why modern designers love to use them to give the room its own special character. This specific vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain carpet would be an excellent addition to any modern or retro interior design.