Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG23

This vintage Beni M'Guild is quite unique and intriguing. A composition of both abstracted and orderly lozenges is systematically organized in a grid pattern surrounding a mirage-like central motif. Minimal male border motifs frame the piece. Woven in palette of magenta, faded purple, warm brown, celadon green/grey, and ivory, 100% 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
dimensions.10'4" x 6'6" / 3.15m x 1.98m
pile height.Low
fringe length.None
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG23
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