Vintage Moroccan Beni M'Guild Carpet BG_186

A vintage Beni M’Guild featuring a complex network of lozenges that shifts in scale across the composition. A trio of magnified diamonds is contained at one end, abruptly changing to smaller motifs that appear to emerge through the background. Asymmetrical side borders emphasize the puzzle-like quality of the piece. Woven in charcoal, scarlet, celadon, and orange with highlights of ivory throughout. Signed and dated by the artist, Ifrah.

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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.1981
dimensions.10' x 6'7" / 3.04m x 2m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BG_186
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