Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG12

Woven with a low compact pile, this vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild carpet has a diffuse lozenge network reminiscent of a bright red poppy field. Faded violet/grey and pale grey bands with hints of orange add depth and highlights, while the side ladder borders (symbolizing male protection) and charcoal selvedges define the composition. Minor fringe loss. 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.1950
dimensions.9'10" x 7'3" / 3.0m x 2.21m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BG12