Moroccan Wool Rug with Charcoal Tribal Design on Ivory Background N12024 2'7" × 9'7" $1,500
Although presently made, this new Moroccan runner embodies the greatest features of the centuries-old Moroccan weaving craft. It belongs to the category of Beni Ourains – iconic shaggy beauties originally woven by nomadic tribes wandering the area of Rif mountains near Taza, distinguished by a very characteristic design. The most typical Beni Ourain rug is characterized by an ivory or whitish background and black or brown lines that create a geometric diamond grate pattern; a diamond in the Oriental rug language is a protective motif guarding against the Evil Eye.
The new runner before your eyes fits into the most classic canon of Beni Ourains. Its off-white field bears a quite spare and slightly lax geometric motifs. 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 new rug is finished with a fringe at the shorter edges which further emphasizes its homely character.
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.
Moroccan Wool Rug with Charcoal Tribal Design on Ivory Background N12024