THIS RUG'S STORY:
The Beni M'Guild tribe is known for creating rugs with dense high pile. Often these rugs were created not only as family heirlooms, but also for functional reasons, as blankets to keep warm in the cold winter months in the Middle Atlas Mountains.
Fauna is a special rug for a couple reasons. First being because of its size. Almost everytime you come across a Beni M'Guild rug, they are usually very large. This one is small/medium size which would make it great as an accent in a small seating area or an Entry. Also, it's not common to find one in a green color like this!
I hand selected this one while in Morocco in the Fall 2019.
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 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: soft faded green tones with multi-colored tassels. Hand woven wool with cotton.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approximately 20-30 years old
SIZE: 45 x 53"
PILE: high 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. Some holes or wear spots have not been repaired to preserve the character and integrity of the piece.