This Beni M'Guild is a total work of art. I love the mix of color, but the design is really what gives this rug so much character. If you look at the back, it appears the women who created it started to do a design, but then changed her mind and just went with a freeform, abstract style! This rug's palette is a warm mix of reds, creams, camel, with hints of navy blue.
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.
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: red, blue, cream, gold, brown,hints of green. Hand knotted wool and cotton.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage (approximately 40 years)
SIZE: 55 x 78" including fringe
PILE/CONDITION: 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.