Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG_251

An intriguing vintage Beni M’Guild carpet displaying a classic stepped lozenge network curiously interrupted by a grouping of vertical rod formations. The layering creates a dynamic tension and synchrony, resulting in a very unique composition. Woven in a palette of natural dyes including pomegranate, magenta, aubergine, salmon, sable, blue-grey, ochre, and ivory, with a striking abrashed ground. Constructed of all wool with a beautiful patina.

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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.8' x 5'5" / 2.45m x 1.65m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG_251
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Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG_251