Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG81

This unusual double-sided vintage Beni M'Guild displays a dual color story along with a shared border and cross motif. Knotted in a faded grey/violet and indigo wool, with the reverse side in magenta and salmon. The motif and ground colors are reversed on the other side. A small older repair is present, which does not detract from the overall quality or character of the piece. 100% wool with a 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-1970's
dimensions.9'11" x 6'7" / 3.02m x 2m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG81