Ivory and Black Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Origin: Morocco, Circa: Mid-20th Century – This fascinating Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features a stunning ivory field, impressive black line work, and a single tantalizing splash of color. Beni Ourain Moroccan rugs such as this example are generally favored for their straightforward compositions, which generally consist of a simple ivory field, and scattered details, rendered in dark brown or black lines. Those qualities are certainly present in this alluring vintage rug, which is a wonderful example of the power of minimalist design. Beautifully suited to mid-century modern rooms and spaces, mid-century Moroccan rugs such as this fine piece espouse a certain balance and quiet sophistication. This particular example offers a small surprise – a single stripe of red, placed near the top of the Moroccan rug, with no context or explanation. The effect is fantastic: for while the rest of the carpet is a traditional piece, this one splash of color really draws in the eye. A classically composed vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with a small but exciting embellishment, this mid-century carpet is a compelling example.