Vintage Moroccan Rug BB5139
This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan antique rug with a wool multi-technique weave features an all-over abstract patchwork design in shades of green, orange, red and pink. Fringe appears at the ends of the vintage carpet. Moroccan rugs 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 vintage rugs for sale with their minimalist furniture. Many of these Berber carpets for sale 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.
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