Vintage Beni Ourain | Lourdes
SIZE 211 cm x 414 cm ( 6’11" x 13'7")
AGE 50-60 years
MATERIALS 100% wool
PILE Low to medium pile height
ORIGIN Beni Ourain Tribal Confederation
Exceptional and timeless Beni Ourain rug from the 1960's/1970's. Natural cream wool with a dark brown diamond pattern, a trademark of the Beni Ourain tribes. The pattern breaks near the bottom 18" of the rug, adding a signature mark to this otherwise classic piece.
The Beni Ourain Tribal Confederation consists of 17 tribes originating from the Middle Atlas mountains and traditionally made their carpets to protect them from harsh mountain winters. They were used to cover cold floors, and even as blankets when the temperatures were in their lowest.
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.
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