Vintage Moroccan Rug BB5848

Vintage Moroccan Rug Description:

This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan rug is a traditional, shaggy carpet hand woven in natural wool, with an all-over design of five thin brown stripes traversing the space horizontally against a field of cream. Moroccan rugs have typically been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decoration. These vintage carpets 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 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 carpets makes them attractive to modernist collectors.
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