Mid-20th century Off White Background Tribal Geometric Moroccan Motifs Wool Rug BB6212 4'8" × 7'4" $8,000
A late 20th century vintage Moroccan antique rug. This Moroccan rug, woven in 1950’s, catches the eye with its unique pattern. With a diamond-like shape in its middle, it could have been an attempt at imitating the style of Persian carpets, as they commonly have a medallion in their center. However, instead of copying, the weaver made something completely unique, something that could never be created away from Morocco.
This piece of art was created by indigenous people of Morocco with a heart and hands of a weaver who was not educated, but instead acquired generations-worth of artistic knowledge, unknown to anyone outside the community. The vibrant palette used for rug’s creation – dominating brown with bright oranges, blues and even hints of greens – gives this vintage carpet an air of playful elegance. While the pattern lacks symmetry so common in other types of vintage rugs, its delightful chaos is what makes it truly beautiful in its own way.
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 Off White Background Tribal Geometric Moroccan Motifs Wool Rug BB6212