Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BGR16

This intriguing vintage Moroccan runner features a large central lozenge chain with a creative interpretation by the weaver. Abstract lozenges and a pair of human figures dance around the field. Woven in a faded magenta/violet with motifs in bright blue, grass green, tan, brown, and black. Wool pile on a cotton warp.

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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.11'4" x 3'8" / 3.44m x 1.1m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BGR16
rug no.SOLD