Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug

$1,950.00

Beni Ourain Rug – 100 year old rug
Low-pile. Cream and terra cotta color
Item Number:
142-16BB
Size: 6′-3″ x 10′-10″ (not including fringe)
Pile: approximately .25″
Origin: Morocco
Material: Wool
Excellent vintage condition
Rug pad recommended

This is a mid-century, one of a kind, Moroccan Beni Ourain rug. It is hand-woven from pure organic wool by the women in the villages of the Middle Atlas Mountain region in Morocco, many still raise sheep on the high elevations where the sheep produce excellent wool of the highest grade which is woven into gorgeous rugs. The rug is reversible with a low pile wool on one side and a flat woven surface on the opposite side.

Please note this is a vintage Moroccan rug that has had a long, storied life. Expect signs of wear, repairs or fading. A bit of shedding is normal. The beauty is in its imperfections.

Shipping & Returns:
Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.      *All sales are final*

Please email us if you would like more information or additional photos or a video. Each pillow was photographed in natural light to best capture the color and quality but expect color variation in different lighting.

 

Description

Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Rugs were handwoven by the women in villages of the Middle Atlas Mountain region of Morocco. This soft cream and brown wool rug was made with a short, loop pile. Due to the harsh climate of the mountains thick rugs were used as warm bedding, sleeping mats, and floor covering. Vintage, one-of-a-kind handmade, Beni Ourain rugs are often woven to be reversible with a longer pile on one side and flat surface on the opposite side.

Weaving rugs is one of the oldest Moroccan traditions and it is truly an art form. Each rug tells a unique story told by the weaver using specific symbols or colors. The techniques and symbols used by the weaver were passed down generation to generation. While the rugs were used to protect the body from the elements they were also meant to protect the spirit from negative energy.

 

CARE

 

Shake or beat your vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain rug outside weekly and once a year leave it drink in the sun for a day. Vacuum using the hand attachment to prevent damage to the knots and wool fibers. Flip the rug and vacuum the opposite side every other month. Professionally wash it every few years but avoid dry cleaning or steaming.

 

All sales are final. Please email us if you would like more information or additional photos or a video. Each rug was photographed in natural light to best capture the color and quality but expect color variation in different lighting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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