Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG_262

An inset field of lozenges is framed by borders of X and cross formations, providing classic imagery on this vintage Moroccan Beni M’Guild carpet. A drastic shift in the ground color at the center of the composition, morphs from a subtle faded salmon to a more saturated magenta. The graphic motifs are knotted in a bold charcoal and ivory. 100% 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.1960's
dimensions.11'4" x 6'1" / 3.45m x 1.85m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2" and 2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG_262
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