Gorgeous Berber Design Ivory Modern Moroccan Style Rug, Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern – This modern Moroccan design rug has a beautiful Beni Ourain rug design that is primitive and tribal in its feel. The design of the modern area rug was borrowed from the vintage Moroccan rugs that were popular during the middle part of the 20th century. It is a traditional Berber design with an ivory background, carried out much in the same way as the originals, but the artist added a few modern touches to give it an updated and contemporary look.
One of the elements that allowed the original vintage area rugs from Morocco become icons an interior design was their ability to add an earthy, organic feel to the room. Now, adding elements that reflect the natural world, or that connect us to humanity’s primitive past are growing in popularity with design styles such as eco-style, wabi-sabi, hygge, Scandinavian, and Danish Modern design.
Bringing in elements that reflect the natural world in both their colors and design create a relaxed feel that is cozy and warm. This Moroccan design room size area rug features an ancient, primitive design that is spontaneous and reflects the creativity of the artist. It has personality and character that one does not find in contemporary mass-produced designs. The shifting colors in the background give it an aged appearance, or perhaps the appearance of shifting sands across the desert.
This would be the perfect piece for a Boho chic room filled with plants, or in one that features modern, retro style furniture that has plenty of open space underneath. One feature that this Afghan rug has over the vintage pieces that inspired it is that it is made on a larger scale than the originals. This makes it a perfect fit for contemporary spaces.
One way that designers use traditional Moroccan Berber rugs is to tie various stylistic elements of the room together, such as a vintage piece in an ultramodern space. This rug could easily serve as a bridge for vintage and modern elements. It adds texture to the space and would also highlight elements that are made from natural materials such as wood, basketry, or driftwood.