Vintage Moroccan Guigou Carpet GG07

A vintage Guigou knotted in a deep palette in varying shades of magenta, plum, bright orange, aubergine, and grey/ brown. The large scale chevron pattern is filled with Berber symbolism including zigzags, crosses, and X-formations. Side borders combining male, female, and coupling motifs frame the composition. 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.1970's
dimensions.9'4" x 6' / 2.84m x 1.82m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.GG07