Picture Rare White and Red Vintage Moroccan Carpet, Origin: Morocco, Circa: Mid-20th Century – The gorgeous, bold, graphic design of this midcentury antique looks as if it were created for a modern interior. This rug is the work of Moroccan rug weavers of the Berber tribes. The rug was created using a traditional technique, and it was originally created for utilitarian purposes. Even though it as created for practicality, one cannot deny the artistry and beauty of this piece.
The rugs of the Berber tribes of Morocco are based on designs and techniques that go back centuries, but they also have an abstract quality that made them appealing to midcentury modern designers. Their geometric designs were perfect for spaces that featured Eames Era, or streamlined décor. However, they also added an organic quality, too. This softened the lines in the room and added texture.
Moroccan rugs are also known for their luxurious, soft feel. The pile is not cut as short as in other hand-knotted rugs, which gives it a plush feel and softens the lines of the design, too. The bold colors of this rug are playful and would add an element of surprise to a palette of neutrals, or perhaps one that features the popular Millennial pink.
The design of this vintage rug looks strikingly modern, and it might surprise your guests to find out that it is indeed a midcentury antique. The brilliant colors would make the perfect inspiration for a Boho chic or boudoir style. It would also make the perfect piece for an ultra-modern room with its graphic, streamlined elements. It is an imaginative piece that will be a delightful addition to any contemporary space.