Mid Century Moroccan Rug, Morocco, Mid 20th Century – This marvelous vintage carpet, a mid-century Moroccan Kilim, depicts a graphic series of monochromatic cocoa brown and ivory stripes with varying proportions and eye-catching decorations. These cryptic icons are based on thousands of years of culture and superstition, yet they have an undeniable modernity and a pleasant pop-art style that is playful and expressive. Like many traditional Moroccan designs, this splendid flat-weave carpet features an evolving assortment of traditional motifs that are featured in distinct areas of the field. There are undulating running-water motifs, graphic almond-shaped symbols arranged in columns and auspicious lozenge figures that are said to have protective powers. This brilliant mid-century Moroccan Kilim is a stunning example of the region’s innate design tendencies that produce a limitless assortment of variations on any theme or pattern.