Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG_180

An exceptional dark and intriguing vintage Beni M'Guild featuring an organized motif structure divided into three distinct sections. The central area holds a lozenge network filled with 8-pointed stars and crosses. At one end orderly hamsas and X-forms are stacked in rows, with a much looser approach taken at the opposite end. Here the motifs float in a more haphazard yet thoughtful manner, with a strong rod form dividing the area. An abrashed field of natural browns is knotted in low pile with motifs in poppy red, cerulean, sky blue, hints of faded orange/yellow, and ivory. 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.7'8"x 6'7" / 2.34m x 2m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4" and 4"
rug no.BG_180
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