Vintage Moroccan Rug BB5787
Vintage Moroccan Rug Description:
This circa-1930 vintage Moroccan rug features a striking all-over design of multicolored geometric shapes in shades of orange, blue, brown and black, contained within alternating columns. A bold minimalist statement, the vintage carpet is a part of a unique weaving tradition. Moroccan rugs have typically been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decoration.
These Moroccan style area rugs experienced a growth in popularity in the West when mid-century modern designers such as Le Corbusier paired the thick piled Berber rugs with their minimalist furniture. Many of these Berber antique 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 beautiful rugs makes them attractive to modernist collectors.