Vintage Tribal Hand-Woven Moroccan Rug in Natural Wool BB5785 4'3" × 7'0" $9,000
This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan antique rug features an all-over design of linear abstractions in shades of plum, orange and black against a field of light beige. A bold minimalist statement, the vintage carpet is a part of a unique weaving tradition. Moroccan rugs have typically been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decoration.
These vintage beautiful 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 Moroccan style rugs 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.
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 Tribal Hand-Woven Moroccan Rug in Natural Wool BB5785