Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG_260

A classic antique Beni M'Guild featuring a field of intricately filled lozenges knotted in natural indigo, and shades of magenta, apricot, orange. Artistic interpretations of hamsas, crosses, triangles, and other intriguing forms alternate in rows across the composition. Vibrant orange borders run along both selvedges, framing the composition. Note a few areas of repair and signs of overall wear, consistent with age and use. Constructed of all wool with a time faded patina. Dated 1929, visible on the backside.

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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
dimensions.7'11" x 6'1" / 2.41m x 1.85m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2" and 2"
rug no.BG_260
rug no.Inquire below