Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG51

This vintage Beni M'Guild example displays an abstract network of empty and filled lozenges knotted in orange, celadon green, and ivory overlaying an abrashed color field of magenta and coral red. A warm time faded patina is present, with moments of pile loss allowing the charcoal warp and weft to show through. A narrow flat weave band finishes the piece at one end. 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-1960's
dimensions.9'5" x 5'9" / 2.87m x 1.75m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG51