Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG21

This vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild exhibits a large central lozenge motif filled with a variation on an eight-pointed star and checkerboard symbols. Two vertical rows of checker borders frame the composition along both selvedges. Palette includes an unusual celadon green, orange, magenta, dark brown, and ivory. 100% wool with a beautiful time faded patina.

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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.1950's
dimensions.11'1" x 6'8" / 3.37m x 2.1m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG21