Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG79

This exceptional vintage Beni M'Guild features a large central lozenge motif with a network of squares and stepped motifs reverberating to the side borders of the carpet. Male square symbols are present throughout, lending a sense of movement to the piece. Bands of small triangle forms fill the borders. Wool dyed from natural sources in a palette of pomegranate, magenta, aubergine, brown, indigo, apricot, sable grey and ivory, with a striking color abrash in bands across the ground. 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.9'11" x 6'9" / 3.02m x 2.05m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BG79