Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG86

This sizable Beni M'Guild features an intricate network of lozenges containing other traditional Berber symbols within. Male protection borders of four pointed star and cross motifs frame the composition. Knotted in a palette of abrashed magenta, indigo, mossy green, orange, and ivory. The hues have faded over time, lending a warm patina and depth to the piece. 100% wool.

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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.12'10" x 7'1" / 3.91m x 2.15m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BG86
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