Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BGR05

This vintage Beni M'Guild runner with faded moments of violet, magenta and salmon red features a field of scattered lozenge motifs woven in ivory. The diamonds are organized across the field in several combinations including chains, networks and random floating symbols. A time worn patina with some of the black ground evident through the pile. 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.6'8" x 2'11" / 2.03m x .88m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
rug no.BGR05
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