Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG_235

A Beni M'Guild featuring an intricate network of lozenges arranged in a complex puzzle-like composition. At first glance a few large diamonds appear, then upon further study, more large lozenges begin to come into focus. Substantial side borders are emphasized by dark outlines, further adding to the layered effect of the piece. Artfully woven in a saturated palette of pomegranate, poppy red, plum, orange, saffron yellow, celadon green, dark brown, and charcoal. Time faded dyes lend a beautifully aged patina. Constructed of all wool.

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Beni M'Guild

The Beni M'Guild tribe has a long tradition of carpet making...their work tends to be quite dense, as tribes of this region weave their pieces to withstand the harsh cold climate of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Common Berber symbolism can be found in many of their woven works, while other carpets are created with solid fields, devoid of any patterns or motifs. Variations in dye lots fade over the decades, showing as subtle nuances in hue (abrash), often creating waves of color. Sometimes, the dense pile reveals a hidden pattern from below.

tribe.Beni M'Guild
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1950's -1960's
dimensions.12'3" x 6'10" / 3.73m x 2.08m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3" and 3"
rug no.BG_235
rug no.Inquire below