Vintage Moroccan Guigou Carpet GG09

This vintage Guigou carpet features an overall large scale chevron pattern filled with Berber symbolism including zig zags, crosses, X-forms and grid networks. Its vibrant palette includes fire red, raspberry, salmon, magenta, teal, orange/yellow, lavender, jade, charcoal, and ivory. Partial H-form side borders run along both selvedges, interrupted by the chevrons. 100% wool with a dense pile and very soft hand.

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This Middle Atlas Berber tribe produces a rustic variety of carpets using natural dyes. Some show signs of an oriental influence, perhaps due to the weavers viewing examples traded at Souks from nearby urban centers, where carpets from the eastern islamic regions are more heavily used. The blending of the Berber tradition and oriental color stories creates a beautiful combination.

region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
dimensions.12'6" x 6' / 3.81m x 1.82m
pile height.Low
fringe length.None
rug no.GG09
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