Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG59

A subdued Beni M'Guild example, exhibiting an intricate female lozenge pattern in a sophisticated palette. Accents of filled motifs in saturated indigo complement the faded salmon, apricot, and magenta tones of the field. Variations on the step motif are knotted in a faded sable wool, creating the lozenges throughout. 100% wool with a beautiful 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.9'3" x 6'2" / 2.81m x 1.87m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG59