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 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.1940's
dimensions.7'8"x 6'7" / 2.34m x 2m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4" / 4"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BG_180
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