Mid-20th century Tribal Moroccan Geometric Design Hand Knotted Wool Rug BB4565 5'0" × 6'10" $3,000
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.
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.
Mid-20th century Tribal Moroccan Geometric Design Hand Knotted Wool Rug BB4565