THIS RUG'S STORY:
Amelle is a stunning piece from the Beni M'Guild tribe. This vintage beauty features a vibrant yet faded rosy reddish pink paired with an abstract pattern with hints of orange, pale gray/blue/ green. 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.
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 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: faded shades of warm purpley pink, gold, with hints of faded pale blue and green. Hand knotted wool.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage (30-35 years approximately)
SIZE: 75x103" not including the tassels
PILE/CONDITION: medium pile (kind of low for a beni) and slightly crooked
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.