Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG51

This vintage Beni M'Guild example displays an abstract network of empty and filled lozenges knotted in orange, celadon green, and ivory overlaying an abrashed color field of magenta and coral red. A warm time faded patina is present, with moments of pile loss allowing the charcoal warp and weft to show through. A narrow flat weave band finishes the piece at one end. 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.9'5" x 5'9" / 2.87m x 1.75m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG51
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