Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BGR03

This vintage Beni M'Guild runner exhibits a central vertical lozenge chain surrounded by smaller chains on both sides. Male checker motifs float across the composition, and are organized in grids at both ends. Knotted in faded violet, magenta, dark brown, and tan. Borders frame the composition along both selvedges. 100% wool with a time worn 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-1970's
dimensions.8'11"x 2'9" / 2.71m x .83m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BGR03