Mid-20th Century Tribal Moroccan Orange Red, Beige, Blue Handmade Wool Rug BB5404 6'10" × 8'7" $15,000
Moroccan rugs enjoy worldwide popularity due to their ethnic charm and deep symbolism. Widely sought-after by collectors and aficionados around the globe, these African beauties seem to transcend times and fads by remaining in vogue continuously since the mid-20th century.
The vintage rug before your eyes shows the full potential of Moroccan craft. The main field carries a deeply symbolic design. The allover diamond pattern as well as motifs representing burdock plant are believed to provide protection against the Evil Eye. Everything is enclosed within a series of borders, each carrying a different traditional pattern, such as diamonds or a zigzag which stands for running water – a very scarce and crucial resource to all tribal weaving cultures. As befits a vintage Moroccan rug from that period, this one flaunts a vivacious color palette featuring sandy beige, light blue and vermilion.
The vintage rug can also boast of refined workmanship. Carefully hand-knotted of wool in accordance with centuries-old techniques, the rug has survived until this day in excellent condition. Provided minimum amount of care, it will serve its owners for generations without any signs of wear. It can be the centerpiece of any room, where the elaborate visual message it contains will capture the attention of all and sundry.
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.
Mid-20th Century Tribal Moroccan Orange Red, Beige, Blue Handmade Wool Rug BB5404