Doris Leslie Blau Collection Tribal Moroccan Design Handmade Wool Rug N10709 4'0" × 6'4" $2,900
Although presently made, this new rug embodies the greatest features of the centuries-old Moroccan weaving craft. It is modeled on Beni Ourains – iconic shaggy beauties originally woven by nomadic tribes wandering the area of the Rif mountains near Taza, distinguished by a very characteristic design. The most typical Beni Ourain rug has an ivory or whitish background and black or brown lines that create a diamond-shaped grid pattern; a diamond in the Oriental rug language is a protective motif guarding against the Evil Eye.
The new carpet before your eyes fits into the most classic canon of Beni Ourains. Its off-white field bears a traditional diamond pattern. It is worth mentioning that the ‘imperfections’ of the design are intentional – they are connected to tribal beliefs that nothing in the earthly life can be perfect and aim at expressing humility towards the force majeure.
The contemporary rug was made in complete accordance with traditional craft. Its cushy pile was carefully hand-knotted of top-notch wool by a skilled artisan. Due to such execution, the rug is durable, resilient and unique. Under the condition of proper maintenance, it will serve its owners for generations without any signs of wear, bringing in its warmth and a pinch of Oriental magic.
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Tribal Moroccan Design Handmade Wool Rug N10709