Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Country Of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Dating from the Mid-20th Century, this distinctly Moroccan rug represents a classic patterning style and regional palette that was prominent in the major trade sections of Morocco during this time period. The vintage appeal resides in the fabrics and particular approach to weaving that permeates the piece. The patterns display elegant and harmonious rhythms that capture and move the eye over the entirety of the rug. The geometric elements that are carefully placed on the interior of the diamond forms help to tie the total design together while also grounding the cultural symbols of the region. Each symbol embodies its own shade and is given a somewhat irregular formation, increasing the sophistication of the design. The cream-colored textiles used in the weaving offer a tender background that allows the diamonds to subtly float off the surface of the design. While the background color of the rug is firmly established, the designers enhance their craft and appeal of the rug by allowing small edges of the underlying brown stitching to remain visible along the rug borders.