Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG63

A vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild woven in a sophisticated palette of magenta, plum, pomegranate, poppy red, mocha brown, sable grey, pale blue, and ivory. A horizontal band of partial lozenges in grass green forms a male zigzag motif, lending an unexpected element to the composition. The network of empty and filled lozenges overlays an abrashed field, adding depth and a sense of movement to the piece. A few areas of restoration are present, consistent for a carpet of this age. 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.1960's
dimensions.9' x 5'7" / 2.74m x 1.7m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BG63