Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG20

An exceptional antique Beni M'Guild with an intricate network of lozenges containing smaller lozenges within. Male protection vertical chevron borders frame the composition. Knotted in wool primarily dyed from natural sources in a palette of abrashed magenta, celadon, and cerulean blue. The hues have faded over time, lending a wonderful aged patina and depth to the piece. Some fringe loss which does not detract from the overall condition or character. 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's
dimensions.10'2" x 6'8" / 3.09m x 2.03m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG20