Vintage Beni Mguild | Frankie
Dense, medium height pile
201cm x 297cm ( 6’7” x 9’9”)
Age : 45-50 years old
The rich golden background steals the show here, and somehow makes the intricate detail of the pattern a secondary feature. Tones from rich gold to pale tan and blonde fluctuate throughout and give this vintage Beni Mguild an incredible glowing effect. The pattern is done in a dark grayish green, with accents of natural wool that appear almost white and further bring out the incredible detail that was woven into the design. At first glance, the pattern is very traditional of Beni Mguilds, however there is a sweet little touch of personalization that peeks out in the seemingly random flecks of dark pink. Though it is impossible to have the exact meaning, lines of red and dark pink are often used in commemorating a marriage. The significance that these small details held to the weaver is where I believe the beauty lies today.
The Beni Mguild tribe originates from the Middle Atlas mountains and traditionally made their carpets to protect them from harsh mountain winters. They were used to cover cold floors, and even as blankets when the temperatures were in their lowest.
Vintage Berber rugs were not made for production, but as functional pieces to be used for many years and passed down through generations. The amazing thing about this is that all the colors and patterns are more than just beautiful; they have a true meaning behind them that are personal expressions of the woman who made it. These pieces can show signs of wear which I believe adds to their beauty and value, while telling a story about where they were before June + Blue.
All rugs are cleaned, and any repairs needed are done in Morocco before shipment.
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