'EMIR' Vintage Beniourain Rug
'Emir' meaning 'Chief'.
The Beni M'Guild region is situated in the Western Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco. Summers are cool and winters can be brutal with heavy snowfalls and some of the lowest temperatures in Africa. For this reason, the Ben M’guild people make their rugs thick and pile them to protect their families against the cold.
Woven traditionally by women on a vertical loom, these carpets tend to have simple geometric designs running down or across with cream, red, orange, brown or blue background.
All of our Moroccan rugs are completely unique, one of a kind handwoven pieces sourced directly from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco by our expert team. Ages range from 30-70 years old unless stated otherwise.
These pieces have been produced using traditional artisan techniques and bring a rich history, authenticity and uniqueness to our home. With varying sizes and pile lengths these “carpets” make perfect area rugs for lounge rooms, dining areas, hallways and smaller spaces like a nursery or the side or foot of the bed.
All rugs are cleaned prior to leaving Morocco. These rugs are vintage and some will show varying signs of repair as outlined in their description. Almost all of our Vintage Moroccan rugs are 100% wool rugs (unless stated otherwise). As robust as wool is and these rugs can be, please refer to our care page to help keep your rug beautiful and in its best condition.
Factors which dictate price are age, rarity, size and condition.
100% wool and hand knotted
Size: 3.5m x 1.8m