THIS RUG'S STORY:
This vintage Beni M'Guild was an instant YES. The ombre fade of the purple background mixed with the golden orange and navy indigo blue is prettier in real life than any of the photos can show! Although this one has low pile, it has that luxurious look. It could work in any type of space - traditional or modern!
The Beni M'Guild tribe originates from the Middle Atlas region of 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.
One of my favorite features of these types of rugs are that 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: The background color purple changes throughout the length of the rug. Also has faded orange with gold, light green, navy blue, and brown in it. Handwoven with wool.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approximately 30-40 years old
SIZE: 78"x110" with tassels
PILE/CONDITION: low pile with age. Some areas of repair and wear at the ends, and a couple holes that are only noticeable from the back (see last photo).
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.