A beautiful rug made by the Beni Ouarain tribe circa 1980. It is made using natural undyed wool and is slightly freeform in shape. The outline of a traditional lozenge shape can just be made out, giving a nod to the classic Beni design. Lovely.
I love the simplicity of this one. Natural colouring, uncomplicated pattern - a beautiful Beni.
1.80 m x 1.25 m / 5' 11" x 4' 1".
Boasting a beautiful ivory background colour and adorned with geometrical diamond patterns in black or brown, the classic 'Beni' is made from undyed soft natural wool with a medium to thick pile. It is warm, sumptuous and durable and each one is the result of up to a year's work by a Berber woman from the mountainous north-eastern region of Morocco. Beni Ouarains have largely maintained their original patterns and colour, standing out from other carpet types by virtue of this. They are considered to be the most prestigious carpets produced in Morocco and have become very popular in Europe in recent years due to their simplicity and adaptability to interiors of modern or traditional design.