Vintage Moroccan Rug BB4565
A second quarter 20th century Moroccan rug, the camel field with abstract floral motifs around five diamond medallions with light blue stepped spandrels containing fleurons and hooked devices within a series of geometric and floral motifs borders.
Although today we use Moroccan Rugs to bring tactile comfort and aesthetic appeal to interiors, their original purpose was warmth and insulation. The Morrocan Rugs of the Atlas Mountains were hand-woven using the sheep’s wool provided by nomadic herds. And the vintage area rugs provided thick bedding, crucial for the inhospitable climate, for the nomadic people. The cream and neutral colors common to Moroccan antique rugs sold en mass today harken back to a time when dyes and colors were by no means a priority.
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