Vintage Mid Century Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug, Origin: Morocco, Circa: Mid 20th Century – The playful, geometric design of this gorgeous Moroccan rug looks as if it were created for modern interiors, but it is a mid-20th century classic. The tribal designs of the Beni Ourain people are based on traditions that go back many centuries. These fascinating people have etched out an existence in the harsh terrain of the Atlas Mountains. Many of them continue to live a life that still reflects that of their ancestors.
The design of these rugs is symbolic and tells of the traditions and stories of the people. Yet, they still have a modern fascination and appeal that allows them to add an organic, natural element to contemporary interiors. During the mid-20th century, Moroccan rugs became popular as a way of bringing in an element that is natural and primitive to the modern world. People were fascinated by the simple designs and their abstract quality.
Today, modern designers love them for many of the same reasons. This rug has a graphic quality that is bold and modern. Yet, it has a free-flowing nature that looks hand-drawn. It is the perfect piece for a Boho chic room where it would add texture and set the tone for the rest of the design. Of course, it is the perfect piece for adding an element of authenticity to a retro, midcentury modern, or retro-inspired design.
This is a versatile vintage rug, and it provides inspiration for a range of contemporary styles. It is the perfect complement for a neutral room, or for one that uses natural materials and colors for the theme. Regardless of your style, this will be a treasured piece that will want to show off. It is the perfect midcentury vintage piece that gives the room a feeling that is global and a bit exotic. It is certainly a piece that sparks the imagination in a delightful way.