Blanket (The Berber, Beni M’Guild Tribe of the Kingdom of Morocco)

Blanket (The Berber, Beni M’Guild Tribe of the Kingdom of Morocco) - Traditional Rugs and Textiles

Blanket (The Berber, Beni M’Guild Tribe of the Kingdom of Morocco)

Width : 5feet Length: 10feetHand embroidered of virgin wool and silk.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. REFERENCES: Barbatti, Bruno. 2008. Berber Carpets of Morocco: The Symbols Origin and Meaning. Paris: ACR Edition.
$3,590.00