The Largest Collection of Vintage Moroccan Rugs in the World
As the renewed interest in mid-century modern design is in full swing, vintage Moroccan rugs, with their distinctly minimalist aesthetic, have become one of the most popular rug styles available today. These alluring compositions feature a distinct style, generally characterized by ivory fields and simple black or brown lines that makes them uniquely suited to mid-century modern focused interiors. Genuine vintage Moroccan pieces are considered to be especially desirable, due to the high quality of their materials as well as their cultural authenticity. The Nazmiyal Collection in New York City, one of the largest purveyors of antique rugs and vintage rugs in the world, boasts the most exciting collection of these coveted rugs. This includes the especially remarkable selection of over one hundred pieces, which Nazmiyal has just recently acquired.
With hundreds of examples, each one unique, handmade and exceptional, the Nazmiyal Collection offers a unique opportunity for interested parties to experience the artistic appeal of mid-century Moroccan rugs on a grand scale. These carpets offer a dizzying array of beautiful and impressive designs. While many vintage Moroccan rugs feature an ivory field and a simple pattern composed of black or brown lines, Nazmiyal’s collection includes dozens of delightfully tribal and vibrant examples as well. Some of these carpets feature oblong geometric figures and abstract splashes of color, sometimes splayed across the entire surface. Others feature the traditional ivory and black or brown combination, broken up by subtle touches of color.
Mid-century rugs from Morocco are also celebrated for their eco-friendly nature. Woven with fine materials and dyed with all natural vegetable dyes, these carpets are a great example of what can be accomplished with all natural materials. Further, the genuine vintage Moroccan rugs have a certain characteristic that makes them especially desirable: each piece is entirely unique, with no two pieces expressing the same pattern. Dozens of examples in the Nazmiyal Collection’s selection of Moroccan carpets brilliantly showcase this characteristic – for even when there is a general similarity between two different rugs, there is always at least one small detail or another that clearly shows that the pieces are each unique, handmade works of art.
Jason Nazmiyal, the owner of the Nazmiyal Collection, recalls his travels and experiences purchasing these exceptional rugs. “We’ve travelled extensively throughout Morocco to bring together the pieces in this collection,” recalls Mr. Nazmiyal. “We’ve travelled through the Atlas mountains, searching for the best examples we could find – often buying one rug at a time. While there are plenty of bad Moroccan rugs out there, when you have been purchasing these pieces as long as we have, you definitely develop a deeper appreciation for better examples when you are lucky enough to find them. Our vintage Moroccan rugs make up what is possibly the finest collection under one roof, and consists of more than 500 beautiful, unique works.”
Stylish, beautiful, unique and relatively inexpensive, vintage Moroccan rugs are an exceptional art form. The Nazmiyal Collection, with hundreds of unique Moroccan carpets, including dozens of particularly rare examples, is one of the best places to truly experience their erstwhile allure and popularity.
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