Vintage Bold Moroccan Tribal Geometric Orange Area Rug BB6164 5'0" × 13'0" $9,000
This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan rug exhibits a rich variety of traditional kilim motifs and instantly makes you fall in love with its irresistible charm. It features a striking all-over design of multicolored geometric shapes in shades of dusty orange, dark slate gray, brick red and pale green, contained within alternating columns. Each shape has its distinctive function and is supposed to provide protection or bring a particular blessing to a household or a person. The prevailing stars are known as ‘Yıldız’ and stand for happiness and fertility.
Diamonds are the most common protective symbol in the oriental Moroccan shag rug language and, together with cross motifs that are also present on the field, ward off the Evil Eye which in fact is a representation people’s ill wished and jealousies. This runner-sized vintage rug was masterfully hand-knotted of the finest wool in accordance with old and refined weaving techniques by a skilled artisan. Due to such thorough making it has survived unblemished until this day and it is ready to serve its future owners for generations. When placed in an interior, the antique carpet has a chance to warm up the space and embellish it with its recherché glamour. It is an option for all lovers of simple beauty, ethnic accents and timeless elegance.
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 Bold Moroccan Tribal Geometric Orange Area Rug BB6164