Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Vintage Mid-Century Beni Ourain Moroccan Berber Rug

$4,640
$5,80020% Off

About

Moroccan rugs became highly popular in the West and in Europe, with Mid-Century Modern designers – such as Le Corbusier – and artists, such as Matisse - who paired the thick piled Berber rugs with their sleekly designed furniture and modern, abstract paintings. The early adoption of rug-making by native Moroccans is certainly due in large part to the distinctive climate of the region: Moroccan rugs may be very thick with a heavy pile, making them useful in the snow-capped Atlas Mountains; or they may be flat woven and light, more suitable in the hot climate of the desert. The nomadic Moroccans and Berber tribes used these pile-knotted, and flat-woven carpets as bed coverings and sleeping mats. Many Berber carpets are woven by the Beni Ourain peoples from the Rif Mountains near Taza, using neutral shades of un-dyed, natural ivory wool, or sometimes eye popping hues, with designs ranging from ordered geometric shapes to more free-form, expressive, abstract patterns. Part of the appeal to the modernists was the 'primitivism' and expressive 'drawing' in the carpets. Unlike the traditional antique oriental rugs, there is little formality about these rugs, yet their casual vibe fits in wonderfully with modernist décor. Vintage and antique Moroccan rugs are popular today for their decorative flexibility and reasonable pricing as compared to other styles of antique rugs. This Mid-Century rug embodies the beautiful weaving, simple, elegant graphics and the thick, long strand wool typical of the region.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Width: 78 in. (198.12 cm)Length: 151.2 in. (384.05 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Wool,Hand-Knotted
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960-1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. For its age, in wonderful condition. Has been recently cleaned and washed. This is a vintage rug, with thick, shaggy original pile, which can be uneven.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU136928266323

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Shipping: Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2003
1stDibs seller since 2015
448 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Berber Tribal Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in New York, NY
Vintage midcentury Moroccan Beni Ourain Berber tribal rug Our vintage Moroccan rugs are part of a skillfully curated collection of rare and unusual designs. They are made of all-nat...
Category

Vintage 1960s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21402 Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with Mid-Century Modern Style 06'07 x 11'06. With its simplicity, plush pile and Mid-Century Modern style, this hand knotted wool vintag...
Category

Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

Materials

Wool

Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21385, vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with Mid-Century Modern Style. With its simplicity, plush pile and Mid-Century Modern style, this hand knotted wool vintage Berber Beni...
Category

Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

Materials

Wool

Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
By Beni M'Guild, Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21355 Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with Mid-Century Modern Style 06'01 x 12'06. With its simplicity, plush pile and Mid-Century Modern style, this hand knotted wool vintag...
Category

Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

Materials

Wool

Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21383 Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with Mid-Century Modern Style 05'07 x 11'09. With its simplicity, incredible detail and texture, this hand knotted wool vintage Berber B...
Category

Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

Materials

Wool

Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21348 vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with Mid-Century Modern style 06'08 x 13'05. With its simplicity, plush pile and Mid-Century Modern style, this hand knotted wool vintag...
Category

Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

Materials

Wool

Beni Ourain Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20246 Beni Ourain vintage Berber Moroccan rug with Mid-Century Modern style. This hand knotted wool vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with Mid-Century Modern style features a lozenge ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

Materials

Wool

Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
21376 Vintage Berber Beni Ourain Moroccan rug with Mid-Century Modern Style 07'00 x 11'00. With its simplicity, plush pile and Mid-Century Modern style, this hand knotted wool vintag...
Category

Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

Materials

Wool

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery