Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG11

This antique Moroccan Beni M'Guild carpet has an abrashed field of rich dark plum, truffle and fig decorated with horizontal rows of Berber language including lozenges, crosses, and X-shapes. The motifs are knotted in faded magenta, orange, and ivory; some of the dyes were obtained from natural sources. Note a few areas of restoration and minor fringe loss, which do not detract from the overall condition or character. 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.1940
dimensions.11'10" x 5'11" / 3.61m x 1.8m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG11