Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG55

A colorful Beni M'Guild example, this carpet exhibits a strong Berber message in red and lavender tones with accents of charcoal grey. Lozenges are thoughtfully balanced across the field, some filled with triangle forms, hamsa, x-shapes and vertical chains. Asymmetrical side borders frame the composition. 100% wool with a time faded patina.

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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.10'4" x 5'7" / 3.14m x 1.7m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BG55