Modern Flat Weave Rug, Origin: Central Asia – The earthy chocolate brown and ivory of this rug are reminiscent of one of the traditional rugs of the Moroccan tribes. This pattern was inspired by the primitive, tribal rugs of the Beni Ourain. Tribal rugs first became popular in the mid-20th century when they were used to add a natural element to a space that otherwise featured sharp geometric lines and minimalist design.
In the mid-20th century, traditional tribal rugs were used to soften the space and give it a cozier look. Now, as retro-inspired designs continue to shape contemporary design trends, these primitive rugs have remained a staple. However, this newly created piece uses a different approach than its vintage predecessors.
Although some vintage Moroccan rugs that used a darker background and light design do exist, they were typically natural ivory wool with darker brown elements to create the shapes. In addition, the originals had more variation in the sizes and shapes of the diamonds than this tribal-inspired modern rug.
This is a beautiful flat weave rug to complement a Boho chic or eclectic room. It has a global feel. It also complements a modern room with neutral colors and geometric patterns where it will lend a more organic feeling to the space. Designers continue to turn to rugs with a natural feel to create a cozy space with softened lines and blended colors.
Slight color variations in the browns enhance the organic feel of the kilim and catch the light in a way that will transform it throughout the day. The colors of his rug would be the perfect base for a room filled with plants, or to create a layered carpet look. The rich browns and simple pattern of this piece are a beautiful beginning to a rustic or contemporary room design.