5'10" x 8'8" (178cm x 264cm) Morocco, Middle Atlas Mountains: Late 20th Century Knotted pile: wool
A great example showing how the accidental color shifts, called “abrash” in rug trade, can enhance a seemingly monochromatic rug. Note the two half-finished star or flower motifs at the bottom - the weaver must have had a change of heart.
This rug is attributed to the Beni Mguild Berber tribes who reside in the Central Middle Atlas Mountains. They are prolific weavers - they are known with their single -color rugs, typically in red, blue or green, alongside their colorful and densely patterned weavings.