Funny name I know, but in all seriousness, the story is that because of this rug's small size, it was likely created to be a saddle cover. From the Beni M'Guild tribe, it is a rare piece as they usually weave rugs of much larger sizes. I am in love with how the color shifts from a purple at the one end to more of a red color on the other.
Beni M'Guild feature a large knot, more of a plush rug and usually a diamond pattern. This little guy I hand picked while in Morocco this past Fall 2018 and it's a unique artifact. You could use it in a small area such as a bathroom, or hang it on the wall as art.
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: Red with bold purple and lighter pink/purple tones. Hand knotted wool.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approximately 30 years old
SIZE: 27" x 37" (about 2x3')
PILE: 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. Some holes or wear spots have not been repaired to preserve the character and integrity of the piece.