Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG16

This vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild exhibits a more minimal side of this tribe's weaving tradition, with an unusual colored field of muted grey/blue framed at one end by a single band of indigo obtained from natural dye. Pile is well worn in some areas with a few areas of restoration, lending character and a beautiful time faded patina. 100% wool.

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Beni M'Guild

The territory of Azrou, Ain Lheu, and M'Rirt is the main production region for this tribe, neighboring the Zaïane. The Beni M'Guild tribe has a long tradition of carpet making...their work tends to be quite dense, as tribes in this region can withstand harsh climates. Common Berber symbolism can be found in many of their woven works, while other carpets are solid fields of natural color devoid of any patterns or motifs. Subtle nuances in hue create waves of color, sometimes revealing pattern from below.

tribe.Beni M'Guild
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1940
dimensions.8' x 6'3" / 2.44m x 1.91m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Good
rug no.BG16