Green Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Wool Shag Rug - 5ft x 8ft
Green Moroccan rugs are virtually unseen, and this one is so gorgeous! The natural variations in the color of the wool is mesmerizing, from a rich forest green to a lighter grass green. Beni Ourain rugs are known to be the most spectacular and luxurious of all Moroccan rugs, and some of the finest in the world, and this vintage rug is a very special find.
Beni Ourain rugs are pile-knot rugs often intricately designed with traditional geometric motifs. A little-known bonus is that Beni Ourain rugs are designed as two-sided rugs. There is the summer side, when the pile side is placed face down on the ground to keep things cooler. During the winter, the pile side is placed up to keep things warmer.
The carpets are made with natural wool from the local sheep and cotton yarn handmade or bought from the village market. Depending on the size of the rug, it can take weeks to create. Each knot is individually tied and cut, resulting in about one meter of rug in two weeks.
These pile-knot carpets are plush and warm, thick and extremely cozy. This type of carpet has been made in this region of Morocco in the Middle Atlas for centuries and is traditionally one of the first items that a woman will weave for her new home upon marriage.
Gorgeous rug, so luxurious. Made of plush thick sheep wool. Hand-dyed using all natural dyes. Handmade by native Moroccan weavers.
240cm long (8ft) 157cm (5ft)
Additional photos available upon request. Ships directly from Morocco.
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