Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG84

An excellent Beni M'Guild example constructed of wool dyed from both natural and synthetic sources. The palette of pomegranate, indigo, taupe, celadon green, bright orange, coral red, and ivory has faded over time, lending character and a warm patina to the piece. A complex Berber message is spoken through an intricate lozenge network filled with traditional symbology. Side borders of H-motifs, arrows and triangles frame the composition. A few areas of fringe loss, consistent for a carpet of this age. 100% wool.

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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
dimensions.9'8" x 5'5" / 2.94m x 1.65m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG84
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