Vintage Tribal Moroccan Motifs Orange, Black Handmade Wool Rug BB6211 6'1" × 7'6" $8,000
A mid 20th century vintage colorful Moroccan rug, Circa: 1960, origin: Morocco. Woven in 1960’s by indigenous Moroccans, this vintage carpets in NYC distinctive orange color reminds of a setting sun’s warm hue, with black patterns on its surface being shadows casted on the sand.
The shapes on area rug’s top look like a small huts, erected by the tribe which woven it, but the meaning of the other depictions is not clear. The long ones might symbolize Hayat Agaci, the Tree of life, which is reminds us that even after death, there is hope in the afterlife. The shapes underneath the huts are similar to the Goz, the Eye which is supposed to protect from all evil. Thanks to its short pile, this Moroccan vintage runner rug remains delightfully soft.
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 Motifs Orange, Black Handmade Wool Rug BB6211