Beni Ouarain (Azrou Large)

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This is the third of our delightful trio of luxuriously soft genuine hand-made Beni Ouarain rugs, sourced in the Ifrane Province, south of Fes, in the Fes-Meknes region of Morocco.

This rug is the largest, and oldest, one of the three, and features a luscious deep pile made of the highest quality soft wool, with a symmetrical tram-line diamond pattern and inlaid border in shades of charcoal with a hint of indigo on an ivory white ground.  The selvedges of this rug are a wonderful mix of charcoal and byzantium, Tyrian purple and plum.

The pile, as is often found in the older, high quality pieces from the Middle Atlas Mountains, is constructed using the intricate Berber knot, which is only found in this region of Morocco.

Origin: Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Material: 100% woollen pile and foundation.

Circa 1960's.

Size: 450 x 180 cm, with 15 cm tassels.