Magnificently Soft and Tribal Ivory and Black Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Shag Rug, Origin: Morocco, Circa: Mid-20th Century – This Moroccan Beni Ourain rug is the perfect complement to any modern minimalist or Scandinavian design theme. The Beni Ourain people are made up of the seventeen Berber tribes located in the Atlas Mountains region of Morocco. Their designs are known for the use of undyed wool and simple lines created from natural dyes and plant materials.
Each vintage Moroccan Berber carpet uses design symbols that reflect a story in the weaver’s life. This vintage shag Moroccan rug features five diamonds, four of which are the same size, with one of them larger than the others. This beautiful and soft vintage shag rug is framed on both sides by lines made by rough triangular shapes. This vintage mid century rug is somewhat directional, as all of the triangles point in the same direction. That said, most people don’t notice this aspect of the design and would not have a problem with placing it in either direction.
The vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain shag rug is roughly symmetrical in the vertical direction, but not in the horizontal. This creates interest and gives it an abstract quality that made these vintage Moroccan rugs a favored collectible carpet during the mid 20th century. The lines appear as if they were hand drawn, giving it a one of a kind personal touch. Each of these tribal rugs is unique with no two of them exactly alike. This is another quality that makes this Beni Ourain rug a true work of art.
This minimalist ivory and black vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain shag rug would be an excellent complement any mid century modern collection and would blend in well with the works of Mid century as well as modern art artists from Piet Mondrian to Mark Rothko. The plush pile adds a natural softness that would work well in Scandinavian decor, or interior designs featuring elements of the natural world.