Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG37

A colorful vintage Beni M'Guild example with a time faded patina. The abrashed faded magenta ground is a dense pile with a pattern knotted in orange, pink, indigo, faded violet and ivory. The ground lozenge network is divided into sections by vertical bands of triangle forms. Within the columns, the triangles form abstract lozenges, representing the female presence. The bottom of the pieces is finished with a horizontal branch motif. Minor fringe loss, 100% wool.

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Beni M'Guild

The territory of Azrou, Ain Lheu, and M'Rirt is the main production region for this tribe, neighboring the Zaïane. The Beni M'Guild tribe has a long tradition of carpet making...their work tends to be quite dense, as tribes in this region can withstand harsh climates. Common Berber symbolism can be found in many of their woven works, while other carpets are solid fields of natural color devoid of any patterns or motifs. Subtle nuances in hue create waves of color, sometimes revealing pattern from below.

tribe.Beni M'Guild
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
dimensions.8'8" x 5'6" / 2.64m x 1.67m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG37
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