Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG36

This vintage Beni M'Guild exhibits a field of repeating zig zag motifs within side borders of lozenges and triangle forms. The natural dyed wool includes a palette of faded magenta, aubergine/brown, bright orange, and indigo. Low pile accentuates the graphic nature of the piece. The top of the carpet is finished with a braid detail which has unravelled in areas, creating some fringe. 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.10'8" x 6'5" / 3.25m x 1.95m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BG36