Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG61

This vintage Beni M'Guild combines classic female symbolism in a palette of magenta, orange, salmon, deep teal blue, and charcoal. The network of empty and filled broken lozenges overlays an abrashed color field, adding depth to the piece. Male ladder motifs form borders along both selvedges, and a band of flat weave finishes one end. 100% wool with a warm 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.1960's
dimensions.8'6" x 5'4" / 2.59m x 1.62m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG61