Vintage Moroccan Rug BB5884
Vintage Moroccan Rug Description:
This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan rug features a bold use of color in an all-over geometric design featuring squares of royal purple, black and gray. The vintage carpet is at once modern and evocative of tribal weaving traditions. Moroccan rugs have typically been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decoration.
These moroccan area rugs 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 antique rugs for sale 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 for sale makes them attractive to modernist collectors.