From poufs to shag rugs, the versatility in Moroccan rugs is what makes them an interesting style to decorate with. What’s more, Moroccan rugs are able to complement a wide range of other styles and designs from modern to mid-century to traditional. While Berber rugs can be quite colorful, Moroccan rugs Beni Ourain have more warm colors that assimilate them perfectly into the décor of any room.
For many people, choosing a favorite Moroccan rug is almost impossible as all the rugs are traditionally handmade by women in the region of their origin. The Boucherouite and Azilal rugs have a rich history, the skill or their weaving having been passed down from one generation to the next. But so do the Beni Ourain rugs, which exhibit a unique pattern and personality.
Black and White Beni Ourain Rugs
Moroccan rugs Beni Ourain with a cream background and black and white geometric shape outlines of black can create a stylish room. If the carpet is a perfect size, the black or brown patterns in the room can bring to it a boho touch without it overpowering the other elements of décor in the room.
A black and white Moroccan rug can make a fun office, closet, kid’s room or bright living room. Moreover, this area rug design can be paired with many different pieces of furniture from mid-century to modern. You can also use it as a statement in a beautiful wall hanging or a statement rug in one of your rooms.
Discovering the Beauty of White and Black Moroccan Rugs
Black geometrical patterns have for centuries evoked ethereal, celestial imagery. White is a color associated with purity while black is a powerful color that has been used to describe feelings of solemnity and other beliefs. Ironically, black geometrical patterns on a white background as is popular with Moroccan rugs Beni Ourain also evoke a strong feeling of tranquility and calmness. The history of the designs in these rugs is complex and consist of everything from aesthetics to fashion to snobbery, geography, and nature.
Black And White in Vintage Rugs
When black and white are used on a decorative scale, particularly in a black and white Moroccan rug, they become a powerful statement of a strong personality of the owner of the room or home. Rugs, especially the vintage ones, are highly esteemed for their uniqueness and originality.
Beni Ourain rugs were traditionally only “post-processed” with natural dyes. The natural black and white dyes from Moroccan islands are amongst the most ancient pigments that have been used for centuries by man.
It comes to no surprise that the new world (Europe and America) embraced black and white patterns on area rugs, with the dramatic tones that demand the use of these patterns in items only enjoyed by the “rich”.
When acquiring black and white vintage Beni Ourain rugs, remember that natural black and white dyes are the highest in quality when it comes to dyes for rugs and carpets. Having white on black or black on white is an indication that the maker followed practices that can be traced back to the 1960’s.