Large Moroccan Rug N10802 14'4" × 20'0" $18,000
Although presently made, this new rug embodies the greatest features of the centuries-old Moroccan weaving craft, yet with a modern twist. 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 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 face of the Moroccan rug carries an allover pattern of even diamonds. The modern twist lies in the execution of the pile – here, in contrast to traditional Beni Ourains, only the insides of diamonds have a shag, while the outlines remain flat. This textural variation adds to the carpet’s originality and makes it a unique piece of weaving art.
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.
Large Moroccan Rug N10802
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