Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG45

This excellent vintage Beni M'Guild exhibits a large central diamond motif with a network of borders repeating to the side borders along both selvedges. Dense sections of small lozenges appear at each end. The natural dyed wool includes a palette of pomegranate, crimson red, aubergine/brown, indigo, orange, and an unusual sable grey. The dyes have faded over time, lending a beautiful aged patina and vibrancy to the piece. 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.11'4" x 7' / 3.45m x 2.13m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.4"
rug no.BG45
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