Small and Rare Beni Mguild Rug

5'1" x 6'9" (155cm x 206cm)
Morocco, Middle Atlas Mountains: Circa 1960
Knotted pile: wool
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A very rare small format rug by the Beni Mguild of the Central Middle Atlas region - the design, while following the familiar grid theme, is a highly unusual and powerful improvisation. Note the faded mauve color running along the black-brown lines. Lustrous wool, relatively soft structure, a really interesting example of Moroccan Berber art of weaving.
Condition & Remarks
Well preserved and clean - minor repairs

Medium, Shag