A beautifully soft vintage woollen rug made by the Beni Ouarain tribe circa 1980. It comprises a luxurious natural wool field adorned with tribal motifs including the Amazigh (Berber) symbol of ‘The Free Man’, butterflies and flowers. The rug has a patterned border which ‘contains’ the sporadic tribal motifs. A really lovely rug showcasing the creative skills of this tribe. With its neutral colours and neat size, this stylish rug would suit any room in your home.
A lovely soft Beni with a distinct tribal flavour. Unusually there are no lozenges in the design, the weaver choosing instead to add several tribal and natural motifs. So pretty.
1.75 m x 1.40 m / 5' 9" x 4' 7".
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.