Vintage Moroccan Rug BB6487 3'10" × 11'0"
This unique vintage rug represents the Moroccan tribal weaving art at its fullest. Although the piece is reminiscent of naïve art, in fact every detail, even the simplicity and laxness of the pattern, were done purposefully, and bear deep meaning, crucial to the understanding of the overall design. The main field most probably indicates a young woman intending to get married – she certainly was the weaver who made this Moroccan runner. The motifs applied include Elibelinde, hands on hips, the symbol of motherhood and fertility, and Sacbagi – a hairband – as well as Kupe – earrings – both expressing the wish for matrimony. The borders are adorned with a sort of family sign, and the very center of the runner bears diamond-like outlines which are a classic oriental protective symbol. The ivory beige background constitutes a delicate and tasteful foundation for other pastel colors present on the field, including light apricot and azure, finished with stronger touches of chocolate brown and burgundy. The cut-pile vintage Moroccan rug was hand-woven of the finest wool in old and refined weaving techniques with upmost care and precision which helped it survive until this day in perfect condition. If properly cared for, this exquisite runner will serve its owners for generations, bringing in the heartwarming appeal and recherché charm of Moroccan craftsmanship.