Vintage Beni Ourain | Emil

2,495

 

SIZE| 187cm x 333cm ( 6’2” x 11’)
MATERIALS| 100% wool
PILE| Medium height pile
AGE|  50-60 years
ORIGIN| Beni Ourain Tribal confederation

Vintage Beni Ourain with the classic diamond pattern that is a trademark of this tribe. Its wool has a beautiful warm and shiny patina, with perfectly worn areas that hint to its age. A timeless piece that will only become more beautiful as time passes. Colors are natural cream wool and dark brown. Of note : Small discoloration marks, likely from henna. Please see last 2 photos

The Beni Ourain tribal confederation is made up of 17 smaller tribes that inhabit the Middle Atlas Mountains. Their carpets were made to use as floor coverings and heavy blankets, and bedding to protect them from harsh mountain winters. 

Vintage Berber rugs were not made for production, but as functional pieces to be used for many years and passed down through generations. The colors and patterns are a combination of traditional Berber symbolism and the personal expressions of the woman who made it. No two are the same.

Note: Each of these pieces has a story that started long before it’s arrival to June + Blue and may show signs of wear and fading. These imperfections are signs of authenticity and character, not flaws. Anything of note is included in the listing. All rugs are cleaned, and any repairs needed are done in Morocco before exporting. 

All rug sales are final. Please do not hesitate to ask for more details on a specific rug.

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