Vintage Beni Ourain | Sadie

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183cm x 280cm ( 6' x 9'2") 

Age : 45-50 years 

100% wool

High pile 

This incredibly unique Beni Ourain from the early 1970's features a cream background with a whimsical, multi-color design. There is a black and gray diamond pattern throughout the rug with accents of red, orange, blue, and purple that almost appear painted on. The diamond shape is a traditional Berber symbol signifying protection against evil, and checkered squares are also seen in the middle of the rug that signify beauty or fertility. The variation of the other colors and markings are solely based on the artistic liberties of the woman who weaved this, resulting in a beautiful, one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

The Beni Ourain tribal group 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 to protect them from harsh mountain winters. Traditionally, Beni Ourain women used live wool for these carpets   

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 used have a true meaning behind them that combine Berber symbolism with personal expressions of the woman who made it. These pieces can show signs of wear which adds beauty and character, while telling a story about where they were before June + Blue. All rugs are cleaned, and any repairs needed are done in Morocco before shipment.

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