This circa-1920 vintage Moroccan rug features an all-over design of colorful geometric abstractions in primary shades of green, yellow and blue against a rich red field. Multiple geometric borders frame the vintage carpet for an over-all look that is simultaneously modernist and evocative of tribal designs. 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.
Vintage Moroccan Rug
Item No. BB5984
Price: $ 14,000
Size: 6'4" × 13'9" (193 × 419 cm)