JUNE + BLUE
Exceptional piece from the Beni Ourain tribe, circa 1950's. The background color is a natural cream wool, with a diamond pattern in dark brown and irregular symbols in pink and brown.
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.
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!
Size: 196 x 261cm ( 6'5" x 8'7")
Age: 60-70 years
Materials: 100% wool
Origin: Beni Ourain
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