Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG27

This unusual Beni M'Guild exhibits an overall chessboard motif divided intermittently with horizontal bands of hamsa and filled lozenge motifs. Partial side borders of crosses and lozenges form a protection theme, adding to the geometric strength of the piece. Knotted in a palette of faded to vibrant red, orange and celadon green, an unusual color in works from this tribe. 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.1950's-1960's
dimensions.10'11" x 6'6" / 3.32m x 1.98m
pile height.Low
fringe length.7"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG27