Vintage Mellali Hanbel | Arie
156 cm x 297 cm ( 5’1” x 9'9")
Age: 25-30 years
wool with cotton accents
This Moroccan hanbel (local term for kilim) originates from the Beni Mellal region, likely near Bin El Ouidane, and is known as a Mellali. The field is a flatwoven dark gray with colorful, embroidered symbols throughout, and a muted pink border on each side. It is the perfect size for a large entryway or under the feet of a queen or king sized bed.
Vintage Berber rugs were not made for production, but as functional pieces to be used for many years and passed down through generations. The colors and patterns are a combination of traditional Berber symbolism and the personal expressions of the woman who made it. These pieces can show signs of wear which adds to their character and beauty, 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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