Vintage Moroccan Rug BB5964
Vintage Moroccan Rug Description:
This circa-1940 vintage Moroccan antique rug features a simple all-over lozenge lattice design in sharp brown against a field of light beige. Stark and minimalist, the mid-century vintage carpet is modernist and evocative of tribal weaving traditions. 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 antique 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.