Breathtaking Wide Hallway Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – The beautiful mid century Moroccan rug looks like a modern pen and ink, or pencil drawing. These Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs were popular in mid century home decor because they were similar to the abstracts being produced by artists such as Paul Klee. It has a primitive feel and a hand-drawn quality, making it a unique, one-of-a-kind collectible that is like no other.
The use of a solid ivory background with bold dark lines gives the wide hallway gallery size rug a simple feel, yet if one looks into the individual design elements, one will find that it is quite complex in terms of artistic quality. One can easily detect differences in the thickness of the lines, which looks as if the artist used different pressure on a paintbrush or pencil.
This beautiful rug from Morocco is asymmetrical with an ever changing design. Each of the design elements and lines stands on its own and appears to be unrelated to the other elements on the design. The horizontal lines give it somewhat of a sense of rhythm to the design, but are not precise enough to provide a regular design cadence.
This vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain rug has the quality of a meandering river, or perhaps shifting sand dunes in its irregular and wondering lines. Yet, it still retains a sense of flow and direction, allowing the eye to travel clearly from point A to point B, eventually to reach an end that is defined by horizontal lines. This beautiful rug will add interest to any room. The design appears to be simple at first, but as one examines the intricacies of the artistry, there is much more that adds to the beauty of this unique folk art rug. It will add interest to any interior decorated room that it graces in your home or office.