Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BGR16

This intriguing vintage Moroccan runner features a large central lozenge chain with a creative interpretation by the weaver. Abstract lozenges and a pair of human figures dance around the field. Woven in a faded magenta/violet with motifs in bright blue, grass green, tan, brown, and black. Wool pile on a cotton warp.

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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
dimensions.11'4" x 3'8" / 3.44m x 1.1m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BGR16
rug no.Inquire