Vintage Tribal Moroccan Colorful Handmade Wool Rug BB5133 4'10" × 9'6" $7,500
Moroccan carpets and Moroccan area rugs are widely known to feature creatively brash but masterful design schemes. This vintage rug features artistically style condensed and irregularly shaped checkered block shapes. Moroccan carpet patterns like this are not beholden to the usual tapestry arrangement grid of field, medallion, corner brackets and borders.
The irregular checkered block patterns displayed here sport a homely and embroidered looking visual countenance. The top and middle portions of the rug features alternating layers of irregular checkered blocks in colors of tan, yellow, lavender, green, light green, blue and orange. In the bottom third potion of the antique rug, the irregular shaped checkered blocks transition into much thinner bands. The bottom border of this vintage carpet features a decoration of fabric fringes. The color contrast of alternating layers and checkered blocks is visually striking.
From versatile flatweaves to shaggy hand-knotted area rugs or runners, Moroccan rugs are both decorative and functional. They are valued for their technical qualities, expert use of fibers, great tensile strength, and abrasion resistance. Without a doubt, the original tribal Moroccan rugs from the Doris Leslie Blau collection bring character and a touch of worldliness to an interior.
Vintage Tribal Moroccan Colorful Handmade Wool Rug BB5133