Vintage Beni Mguild from the 1960's. The background of the rug is primarily light pink, peach and faded purple with varying tones that all blend together in an ombré effect. There is a detailed diamond pattern in icy blue, cream and gray throughout the rug, with a distinct pattern in the same colors that separates the border.
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.