Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG49

A vintage Beni M'Guild runner with a wonderful patina and character. A distorted lozenge chain dominates the center of the composition, flaked with abstract checkerboard motifs and other agricultural forms scattered across the field. A combination of natural and synthetic dyes lends to the intensity of some colors (brick red, emerald green, a few knots of purple) and subtle nuances of others (pale pink, yellow, burgundy, and taupe grey). Woven in mostly wool with some cotton fibers present.

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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.1980's
dimensions.8' x 2'9" / 2.43m x .83m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG49