Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG83

A striking Beni M'Guild example, exhibiting a strong Berber message with both bold lozenge networks and miniaturized lozenge grids within. The bold overall pattern is knotted in indigo and magenta, with the intricate grids displaying moments of indigo, celadon green, sunny yellow, magenta and some moments of bright red. Vertical diamond chains are visible on the side borders framing the composition. 100% wool with a time faded patina.

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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
circa.1960's -1970's
dimensions.9'2" x 6'5" / 2.8m x 1.95m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG83
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