This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan wool pile rug features an all-over geometric design of rhomboid shapes outlined in sharp brown and yellow against a cream field. Small, delicate geometric abstractions comprise the border and complete the look of the vintage carpet. 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. BB5762
Size: 4'10" × 7'2" (147 × 218 cm)