Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG_133

A small yet impactful example from the Beni M'Guild tribe featuring a dark charcoal ground. Graphic motifs surrounding the central four pointed star are knotted in contrasting electric blue, grass green, salmon pink, and ivory, with a few knots in bright coral. Open borders are partially filled with opposing zig zag forms, creating a moment of pause to the overall design. 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.6'3" x 3'4" / 1.9m x 1.01m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1" / 1"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG_133
rug no.Inquire