One-of-a-kind Mid-20th century Tribal Beige Handwoven Moroccan Rug BB5761 5'7" × 8'0" $6,000
This circa-1940 traditional vintage Moroccan wool pile vintage area rug consists of a simple field of natural wool color surrounded by a thin brown border. The stark minimalism of the vintage carpet makes it an intriguing find for modernist collectors. Moroccan antique 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 vintage Moroccan 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 beautiful rugs 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.
One-of-a-kind Mid-20th century Tribal Beige Handwoven Moroccan Rug BB5761