Vintage Moroccan Guigou Carpet GG04

A great example of an older Guigou carpet woven primarily with wool dyed from natural sources. A simple chevron motif is repeated throughout the piece, with opposing side borders providing two different perspectives on male protection symbology. The palette of plum, magenta, brick red, indigo, umber, lavender, orange, and cognac has faded over time, providing a beautiful aged patina and depth to the piece. Worn pile throughout, consistent for a carpet of this age. 100% wool.

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Guigou

This Middle Atlas Berber tribe produces a rustic variety of carpets using natural dyes. Some show signs of an oriental influence, perhaps due to the weavers viewing examples traded at Souks from nearby urban centers, where carpets from the eastern islamic regions are more heavily used. The blending of the Berber tradition and oriental color stories creates a beautiful combination.

tribe.Guigou
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1940's-1950's
dimensions.9'10" x 6'5" / 2.99m x 1.95m
pile height.Low
fringe length.9"
condition.Very Good
rug no.GG04