Magnificent Square Size Ivory Cream Modern Moroccan Style Rug, Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern – This gorgeous, square size and cream colored modern Moroccan-style rug is a beautiful example that reflects the ancient traditions of the Berber tribes who lived in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The vintage Moroccan Berber rugs became iconic design elements during the middle part of the 20th century. The vintage rugs form Morocco often used a bold, geometric shapes in chocolate browns against an ivory background. This gave them a graphic nature, but they also showed a spontaneity in the designs that were a reflection of the unique design choices of the weaver.
They often told the stories in the designs and a change in the pattern would indicate a change in direction or important point in the life of the weaver. Many of these ancient stories were lost, but we are still drawn to the primitive, simple lines of the Moroccan rugs. The artist for this Beni Ourain design rug drew on the designs found in the original vintage pieces, only they used a soft color palette to create a background that gives it an aged appearance. The result is a contemporary North African inspired rug that reflects the ancient past, but in a way that is updated and contemporary.
The original Berber rugs from Morocco were seldom wider than eight feet across and do too limitations in the size of the looms that were available. This remarkable modern area rug was created on a larger scale so that it is more in alignment with contemporary spaces. This would make the perfect peace for defining a space within an open-plan room or larger architectural space. the scale of the design will easily fit within a room that has taller ceilings and wide, open spaces. It would be the perfect piece for creating a cozy conversation area, or it could be used in a multifunctional space, too. It is an imaginative piece that sparks the imagination and will allow you to express your unique design style.