Magnificent Vintage Room Size Moroccan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century This beautiful and magnificent abstract Moroccan Berber rug was produced in the mid-20th century and represents a unique culture and period in design history. The design is based on the diamond but it is executed in a way that makes it appear to be hand-drawn. These rugs were one-of-a-kind, with no two ever the same.
The rug uses a simple color scheme, which highlights the pattern. This rug becomes even more special because of its place as a historical piece. Mid-20th century Berber rugs were designed using motifs and symbols that told the story of the weaver’s life, or the stories of their cultural ties with the tribal community. Many of the meanings of the symbols have been lost with the creator, but common themes can be found throughout, such as the diamond pattern.
The design of the rug uses chocolate on an ivory background. The diamond pattern does not begin at the end of the rug, nor does it end in a way that makes the central design evenly spaced. It has a rough vertical symmetry, but tells a different story as one moves up the length of the rug. Occasionally, one will find a dot of chocolate and one single dot of red. These may appear to be random additions, but they were a deliberate design decision on the part of the weaver.
Even though the meanings have been lost, knowing that each rug is a heartfelt creation makes it even more special as a piece of the interior design. This rug is more than a piece of furniture, and it has a place in the room both as a functional piece of furniture and a piece of artwork. It also reflects the life of the hands of the person who created it. This would make an excellent addition to any room.