Vintage Moroccan Guigou Carpet GG08

An excellent example of a Guigou carpet woven primarily with wool dyed from natural sources. A chevron motif is repeated throughout the piece, with opposing side borders providing two different perspectives on male protection symbology. The palette of deep plum, magenta, indigo, umber, orange, and salmon have faded over time, providing an abrashed field underlaying the motifs. Berber symbolism includes zigzags, crosses, and X-formations. 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.1950's-1960's
dimensions.7'11" x 5'10" / 2.41m x 1.77m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.GG08
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