Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG43

A great example of an older Beni M'Guild carpet woven primarily with wool dyed from natural sources. A simplified Berber message is spoken, but an influence from the east is also evident. Palette includes faded plum, fig, truffle, salmon, lavender, and cognac. The colors have faded over time, providing a beautiful aged patina and depth to the piece.There are a few areas of restoration and some fringe loss, consistent for a carpet of this age. 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.1940's-1950's
dimensions.11' x 6'8" / 3.35m x 2.03m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG43