Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG46

A lively vintage Beni M'Guild carpet with a rather symmetrical grid motif creating movement and rhythm. The network of open and closed diamonds reads like code awaiting interpretation. Color palette of faded brick red/salmon, saffron, charcoal and ivory. The charcoal selvedges frame the composition, and are echoed by vertical lines accentuating a male protection theme. 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
dimensions.10'11" x 6' / 3.32m x 1.82m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BG46