Beni Mguild rug
The Beni Mguild rug, a favorite amongst pastel lovers. Beni Mguild rugs are one of a kind. Subtle patterns with beautifully subdued, faded colors and natural color gradients. Beni Mguild carpets come from the middle part of the Atlas Mountains and are hand-knotted by local Berber folders. These rugs were originally made for extra comfort in winter: to keep warm and cover cold floors.
“A favorite among pastel lovers, the Beni Mguild rug has a wonderful history. A rug with a story!”
The first thing to notice about the beautiful vintage Beni Mguild rugs is the layering of colors: a palette of subdued hues that have faded over time. The Beni is full of unusual woven shapes and symbolism. Each of these rugs tells a different story. All those interesting details make it a unique find.
Beni Mguild carpets are hand-knotted with wool by Berber women from the Ait M’Guild tribe, in the heart of the middle part of the Atlas Mountains. This place, also known as Ait Ouhammou, runs from the high Moulouya valley to the south of Meknes. The carpets are thus named after the tribe. They are known for their high pile, which was made for the cold, snowy winters in this mountainous region to keep feet warm and cover cold floors. Most rugs are plain on one side and have a pattern on the other. Because of the high pile, the pattern is barely visible at first, but over time-as the pile gets lower-the charming pattern slowly becomes subtly visible.
Frequently Asked Questions
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A large portion of The Souks’ rugs are vintage. This means that the carpets are pre-loved and therefore already used. We also have Beni Ouarain carpets woven in-house, so these are new. For each carpet it is indicated on the site whether it is a new or vintage carpet.
Yes! All carpets are cleaned before we send them to you.
A Beni Mguild carpet can be vacuumed at home. Vacuum regularly so that debris, crumbs, and residue do not soak into the carpet. If you want to clean your carpet thoroughly, you can use a special rug cleaner or rug shampoo after vacuuming. Follow the instructions supplied with the product. Never use cleaning products that are not specifically designed for (woollen) carpets.
We recommend that you let a professional company do the proper cleaning of your carpet. They often have a home service. We know a number of such companies, feel free to email us for tips.
In case of stains, it is best to act ASAP. Dab the stain carefully with a damp cloth (not wet) with lukewarm water and vinegar. Do not scrub roughly.
For stubborn stains, for example wine, it is best to do it with lukewarm water instead of cold. In the case of fruit juice, sparkling water is a good idea. Then place a tea towel over this and let it absorb the stain completely. Always let the rug dry completely after cleaning.
All of our Beni Mguild carpets are vintage, one-of-a-kind and cannot be remade and/or re-delivered. So if you fall in love with a rug, don’t wait too long because it won’t be back!
Some other styles, such as a Beni Ouarain, can be made to measure. We then have the carpets newly woven. Have you seen a carpet that you like or would you like our designer to design a custom carpet for you? Send us a message, we will gladly think along with you.
Tip of the trade! Stick painter’s tape on your floor to tape out the size. This way you can try and experience what size fits your interior. Our experience is that you often need a wider carpet than your sofa is wide, to create a feeling of space and bring the furniture together into a whole.
We measure the rugs without fringes.
This varies from rug to rug and depends on the material and manufacturing technique. Let’s say that they are maximum 5 centimetres thick, but this really varies from style to style!
Of course you can! We understand that you want to see if the rug of your dreams really fits your interior and matches your furniture. Order the rug in our online shop, and if it is not what you hoped for you can always return the rug.
You can return a rug by placing it back in the box in which you received it. This may seem like a hassle because of the size of large rugs, but fortunately it is not that big a hassle. Our rugs almost always fit in a cardboard box. We recommend that you use the box in which the carpet was delivered to ensure that it fits. Keep the box until you are sure you want to keep the carpet. Deliver your package to a PostNL point or another postal provider of your choice.
Our return address is:
2371 DV Roelofarendsveen
You can check the costs of a return with the postal service with which you want to send the parcel back. For a registered parcel with PostNL it costs around €9 – €15, depending on the weight of your carpet.
After the processing of your return by our warehouse, we will refund the purchase price. This also applies to sale carpets.
We do not have a physical store or showroom. However, we do have regular pop-up shops where you can view the carpets in real life. Please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram to be informed about pop-up shops.
Because we understand that you really want to see a rug in real life, we pay for shipping costs from €150 and up.
Our vintage Beni Mguild carpets are one of a kind, so only one of each carpet is available. If you have your eye on a vintage carpet that is no longer on the site, it is sold and no longer available, unless it is returned; it will then come back online.
The carpets that we design ourselves and have woven sometimes come back, especially if you let us know that you want it; then we have it made for you.
We can also always look with you for a similar vintage carpet in that color or size, or have one custom made for you.
For example, fringes that are not all the same length or missing, a small color difference in the wool, etc. For larger blemishes that are clearly visible, we will always mention this on the product page.
We understand you, there is so much beauty out there! Feel free to browse our different rug categories and to try any rug at home to see if it fits your interior. Having a hard time deciding? We would like to take a closer look at your interior and your carpet needs, so that you receive exactly the carpet that suits you. Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not recommend this in the first instance. Wool remains at its best when it is dry. In addition, you would rather not have any residue or splashes from care products ending up on your carpet.
Of course it is possible, but make sure that your carpet stays as dry as possible and that the room can ventilate. In any case, do not use the carpet as a bath mat.
If you still want a carpet in a wet room, then a cotton carpet might be a good solution, go for a Boucherouite rug.
In principle it can, but it varies from rug to rug whether this is comfortable. You want to be able to slide your chair forwards and backwards, and that doesn’t work as well with a high-pile carpet. Always make sure you have a good foundation and work with a carpet pad to prevent slipping and curling up.
Many of our rugs look like true works of art. We can imagine that you would love to hang one of these on your wall. Not only does it look good, it is also good for the acoustics. Just make sure you secure it properly and use the right plugs for your type of wall.
Of course you can just hang the rug on the wall with nails, but that’s not the only option for hanging up your new gem.
For example, you can also hang a wooden beam on the wall and hang the Moroccan tapestry on it. In addition, you can sew a piece of fabric to the tapestry through which you can slide a stick. Then you can hang that stick on the wall. If you want to hang the rug nice and tight, it’s best to make two strings in the corners of the rug and hang them on the wall.