Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG28

This colorful Beni M'Guild exhibits an overall lozenge network knotted in a palette of coral red, bright orange, faded magenta, dark brown, grey, and ivory. The pattern appears to come in and out of focus, adding to the sense of depth of the piece. Minimal side borders frame the composition. Note the almost square proportions and very functional size. 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
dimensions.7'7" x 6'6" / 2.3m x 2m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6" and 5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG28