Argjent

Only one made

Argjent Vintage Beni Ourain Rug

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind gently used rug, handknotted by Beni Ourain tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 8'10" x 12'10" (270 cm x 392 cm)

Argjent has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Hand-knotted Rugs

    Sturdy pile rugs meticulously woven by hand, with individually hand-tied knots, so no two are exactly alike

Age:
  • Lightly Used

    Typically between 5-20 years old

Main Color:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Inky Black

    True black

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind gently used rug - only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 8'10" x 12'10" (270 cm x 392 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2"(0.5cm)
  • Color palette: cream, inky black

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Moroccan rugs don’t come with a key. As with any painting or poem, their motifs have many subjective interpretations. Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
Origin

As of 1991, the large Beni Ourain tribal territory was home to nearly a quarter of the Moroccan sheep population. This rather large group of tribes are famous for their fleece-like white rugs, designed for sleeping on and under, with a barely-visible meandering black or brown diamond lattice design.

Material Details

Wool, a staple in Moroccan rug design, was considered almost sacred to the Amazigh (Berber) people, whose nomadic lifestyle included sheep and goat herding. In addition to being available, wool is durable, long-lasting, and soft—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. In this piece, the wool pile is knotted onto a wool foundation, adding body and helping it hug the floor.

Moroccan wool is locally sourced and produces a thick, strong pile that feels soft and fluffy underfoot. A small amount of shedding is to be expected from this natural fiber, but it’s worth it: its high pile is beloved for its wild, tousled texture.

How to Style This Rug

Extra-large rugs bigger than 7’ x 10’ help define larger spaces.

Living Room

Bedroom

Dining

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