It was love at first sight! When I first laid eyes on this vintage Beni M'Guild,I knew he had to be a part of the collection. His design is so unique, and the bold strip of red mixed with orange and black. Such a showstopper! Also - the almost square size is unusual and is a great feature.
The Beni M'Guild tribe originates from the Middle Atlas Mountains region in Morocco. These rugs typically feature higher dense pile, which was to provide warmth during the harsh winters. This rug has a lower pile than most Beni's, but the rare design is a nice treat and more than makes up for it!
ABOUT MOROCCAN RUGS:
Each vintage Moroccan rug is hand woven and knotted by Berber women of the tribal region specified. This level of craftsmanship can take up to weeks or months to complete a single rug. Weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations. The patterns, designs, and colors in each rug vary with each rug, weaver, and tribe – so each piece is truly a unique work of art and 2 pieces will never be the same. Often these rugs have been handed down through the families who created them, and have been uncovered from the mountain and rural areas of Morocco.
COLORS/MATERIALS: orange, purple, red, faded purple, gray/black. Hand knotted wool and cotton.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage (approximately 40 years)
SIZE: 76 x 89" not including tassels
PILE/CONDITION: medium pile
PLEASE NOTE:Because this is a handmade item, there may be slight imperfections in weaving, pattern, or shape. Please note all vintage items have endured a previous life and so may have slight wear and repairs.