Vintage Moroccan Rug BB5759
Vintage Moroccan Rug Description:
This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan rug features a netlike all-over design in colors of red, blue and black, along with abstract patterns decorating the surface. It's a simple yet intriguing minimalist statement. Vintage oriental rugs have been woven by the indigenous people of Morocco since the Paleolithic Era. Traditionally, Moroccan rugs have been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decorative purposes.
Moroccan antique oriental rugs experienced a growth in popularity in the West with mid-century modern designers - such as Le Corbusier - who paired the thick piled Berber rugs for sale with their sleek furniture. Many of these Berber carpets are woven by the Beni Ourain peoples from the Rif Mountains near Taza. Colors vary from neutral shades to bright, eye-catching hues, with designs ranging from ordered geometric shapes to a more free-form pattern. Part of the appeal to the modernists is the primitivism in the carpets, making it fit wonderfully with modernist themes.