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New Exceptional Handmade Beni Ourain Rug "Free Shipping!"
New Exceptional Handmade Beni Ourain Rug "Free Shipping!"
New Exceptional Handmade Beni Ourain Rug "Free Shipping!"

New Exceptional Handmade Beni Ourain Rug "Free Shipping!"

$1,825.00

Dimensions: 10ft x 6.56ft / 3m x 2m

 

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Background: 

"Beni Ourain": Beni Ouarain or Beni Aourain carpets are considered the most prestigious rugs in the world, handmade from the very finest wool, every piece you take is the only piece, one of its kind. These rugs are luxurious and perfect for any interior design. The Beni Ouarain off-white carpet can be used in many decorating styles, not overloaded with colours and patterns: They put more value in the furniture, whether antique wooden furniture, leather lounges or design furniture.

To know more about the origins of the Moroccan Berber carpets, the following quoted text from my favorite reference (Berber Carpets of Morocco: The Symbols Origin and Meaning) sums it up quite nicely:

"The top artistic quality of Moroccan Berber Carpets has already been a source of inspiration to artists such as Paul Klee and Le Corbusier. Genuine Moroccan Berber Carpets are not the successors of well known Oriental carpets dating from the Islamic Era but similarities in knotting techniques and certain motifs point to common roots harking back to the neolithic period in Asia Minor. Because textiles wear out over time and a sequence of carpets across time and millennia no longer exist to prove the point. Yet, many research works and publications do link motifs of Berber carpets to wall arts symbols and artifacts created by the first human civilizations, demonstrating that Berber carpets employ the same rules when using symbols and shapes and that there is a stunning similarity of correlation even with the characteristics evident during the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe or the Neolithic Orient with the Mediterranean basin. The Berber carpet can therefore be considered as a definitive, genuine testimony of this archaic world." The symbolic language in these carpets is stunning and powerful and worth the study.