Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG79

This exceptional vintage Beni M'Guild features a large central lozenge motif with a network of squares and stepped motifs reverberating to the side borders of the carpet. Male square symbols are present throughout, lending a sense of movement to the piece. Bands of small triangle forms fill the borders. Wool dyed from natural sources in a palette of pomegranate, magenta, aubergine, brown, indigo, apricot, sable grey and ivory, with a striking color abrash in bands across the ground. 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
dimensions.9'11" x 6'9" / 3.02m x 2.05m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
rug no.BG79
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