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Blanket (The Berber, Beni M’Guild Tribe, Morocco) - Traditional Rugs and Textiles
Blanket (The Berber, Beni M’Guild Tribe, Morocco)Width : 58 inches Length: 8 feetHand embroidered of virgin wool.
This blanket was designed and constructed by the Berber, Beni M’Guild Tribe of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is woven with a classic, “Berber Knot” and features an extremely high thread count. Stylistically, rather than the flora and arabesque-like designs characteristic of neighboring textile traditions, Berber carpet patterns are "exclusively in straight lines, illustrating simple, geometric forms such as triangles, rectangles, zig-zags, stars and crosses...” (Barbatti 2008). The process of stylizing and preserving the form of such textiles require a deep knowledge of craft as transmitted via oral tradition through centuries in Berber culture.
Barbatti, Bruno. 2008. Berber Carpets of Morocco: The Symbols Origin and Meaning. Paris: ACR Edition.