Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BGR02

This lively Azilal runner features a central abstracted design of checker forms, surrounded by other floating Berber motifs including chains of open and closed V-formations, lozenges and zig zags. Woven in a combination of fibers, creating a contrast between cotton and wool dyes. Knotted in a palette of faded apricot, salmon, bright pink, faded pink, brick red and black on a cotton warp and weft. Hints of various colors from the weft yarns peek through the pile, adding further texture and depth to the piece.

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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.6'7" x 2'10" / 2m x .86m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BGR02
rug no.Inquire below