Beautiful Folk Art Vintage Geometric Moroccan Rug, Country Of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – The gorgeous design of the vintage mid-20th century rug is geometric and perfectly suited to a retro or modern interior. This rug was created by the Berber tribes of Morocco and features a long, luxurious pile and a unique design.
Midcentury designers fell in love with tribal Moroccan rugs as the perfect complement to furniture and interior styles that emphasized form and function over the more decorative aspects. Moroccan rugs often created a soft, more casual foundation for furniture with minimal legs and open spaces underneath. They softened the look and created a balanced and composed room design.
This rug has a precision that is exceptional among tribal pieces. The skill of the weaver is apparent in both the execution of the design and the variety of the motifs that are used. These rugs were more than simply decorative pieces of art. Although their artistic qualities are what stand out the most to us today, they were originally woven as pieces to cover the tent walls and floors.
The pattern on the rug is often clearer on what we would consider the back of the rug. The long pile on the top side of the rug softens the lines and gives it a more abstract appearance. Originally, the tribal people used the pile side down to create added warmth on the floors. Now, we love them pile side up for their plush and luxurious texture.
This is a versatile piece that could be used in a range of contemporary designs. The rug could easily blend with a black and white room, adding a touch of color to the space. It would also add character to a neutral room by creating a focal point. The geometric shape has an ultramodern feel, even though this piece is a treasured vintage piece.
This gorgeous rug is the perfect piece for defining a space in an open floor plan space, or for adding an authentic feel to a retro-inspired space.