Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG38

An unusual Beni M'Guild displaying a vibrant checkerboard pattern in indigo blue scattered across an abrashed red ground. A sense of movement is created through the arrangement of the motifs...a more structured checkerboard on each end, with a looser arrangement near the center of the carpet. Woven with a faded charcoal grey warp and weft, adding depth to the piece. 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.10'6" x 6'7" / 3.2m x 2m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very good
rug no.BG38