Long And Narrow Tribal Vintage Moroccan Kilim Rug 46471
This sublime vintage Moroccan rug is a textural work of art with dramatic knotted pile accents skillfully intertwined in a pattern of decorative flat-weave stripes.
A Beautiful Long And Narrow Tribal Vintage Moroccan Kilim Rug, Country of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This gorgeous mid-20th century Moroccan kilim has a tribal pattern that could easily be a piece of modern abstract art. Although these pieces are classic elements found in mid century modern design and décor, they are not the work of modern abstract artists. These kilim rugs were made by the Beni Ourain tribes of the Atlas Mountains and are part of a tradition that goes back thousands of years.
The Beni Ourain is a confederation of 17 tribes that inhabit the Atlas Mountain range. They all have unique tribal traditions and create the iconic Moroccan Beni Ourain area rugs that are recognizably connected to a particular tribe and place. The symbols on the area rugs are a form of primitive language that is used to convey a meaning that can be understood by others in the tribe. Many of these symbols seem to be found in different tribes throughout the region. In addition, some of them can be found in paleolithic art in the area that dates back to 10-30,000 years ago.
These magnificent Moroccan rugs are the artistic creation of the women of the tribe. They often tell stories of the women or people of the tribe. Straight lines and angular figures represent men curvy figures represent women. When the pattern abruptly changes, it often represents an important life event that changed the life of the weaver or tribe. This can be a birth, death, or another similar event. It might be noted that male representations are often found on the outside of the Berber rugs protecting the women.
It is no mystery that midcentury interior designers became fascinated by these beautiful creations. They are also perfect for contemporary styles of today. For those people who are currently looking to buy rugs for their home, this vintage rug would be the perfect addition to a Swedish modern or ultra-modern design and naturally it would work seamlessly in a Moroccan inspired interior design. It is one of the more fascinating Moroccan rugs as it was woven using both pile and kilim technique which is both artistic and rare. It would make a beautiful addition to a kitchen, all-seasons room, or living room. The organic design of the flat weave area rug is an inspiration for a room that brings in natural elements and that has a primitive feel.