Red City is a stunning piece from the Beni M'Guild tribe. Named after Marrakech, whose nickname is the "Red City", this vintage beauty features the loveliest array of rosy red tones. The Beni M'Guild tribe originates from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. These rugs typically feature higher dense pile and intricate symmetrical pattern that is characteristic of this mountain tribe. This was to provide warmth during the harsh winters! This rug has lower pile, but is still very densely knotted.
Now let's talk about its stunning palette! It's a combination of rosy red with hints of orange, lavender, cream, and black details. The diamond pattern keeps it timeless, but could really fit into almost any style of home. I saw it on my sourcing trip to Morocco back in April and had to have it!
Beni M'Guilds are wonderful because they are reversible - as you'll see from the pictures, the back side of the rug is very striking too!
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: Rosy red with orange, cream, lavender, and black. Hand woven wool.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approximately 30 years old
SIZE: 72"x118" (not including tassels)
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.