Moroccan Vintage Rug BB5044
Moroccan Vintage Rug Description:
This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan antique rug features a minimal all-over design of several thin brown lines traversing an off-white field. The use of space and minimalism of the vintage carpet make for a modernist statement in decor. Moroccan rugs for sale have typically been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decoration.
These vintage carpets experienced a growth in popularity in the West when mid-century modern designers such as Le Corbusier paired the thick piled Berber Antique Moroccan rugs with their minimalist furniture. Many of these Berber carpets are woven by the Beni Ourain peoples from the Rif Mountains near the city of Taza in northern Morocco. Colors vary from neutral shades to bright, stand-out hues, with designs ranging from geometric simplicity to free-flowing abstraction. The primitivist feel of many Moroccan carpets makes them attractive to modernist collectors.