A Captivating Bold Graphic and Primitive Tribal Geometric Design Modern Room Size Area Rug, Country of Origin: Central Asia, Circa Date: Modern Rug – The bold, graphic design of this contemporary rug has elements of the past that give it an exotic feel. The geometric elements of this rug make it perfect for a modern space, but its simple shapes reflect inspiration that has roots in the ancient past. This rug uses elements that pay tribute to the rugs that have been produced by the Beni Ourain people of Morocco but with a modern twist.
Tribal cultures have lived in the Altas Mountains of Morocco for thousands of years. They are a nomadic people etching out a living in the harsh terrain and climate. They are best known for their rugs that incorporate simple shapes and bold color patterns.
The rugs often include ancient symbols that tell a story. These can be in the shapes of diamonds, squares, stars, and simple lines. Each of these shapes conveys a meaning to those who know how to interpret them. The rugs often have a long pile and soft feel. They were used to offer protection from the cold ground and to line the walls of tents.
This rug borrows the look and feel of a Beni Ourain-style rug, only with a few changes to give it a modern look. The original rugs were often in natural ivory color with contrasting chocolate brown elements, but some used more vibrant color palettes. The patterns were often on a large scale and included considerable open space.
The artist captured these elements beautifully, only choosing to use a darker color for the background. The colorful diamonds capture the essence of the tribal designs that inspired this piece. They have a hand-drawn quality that gives them a human touch. This is a beautiful piece that will bring a primitive feel to the space. It is a versatile piece that will complement many contemporary design trends and will give your space the uplifting splash of color it needs.