Flat Woven Vintage Moroccan Kilim Carpet, Country of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Middle part of the Twentieth Century – Here is a beautiful and intriguing vintage carpet – a vintage Moroccan rug that was woven during the middle years of the twentieth century. A fetching piece, this vintage kilim is characterized by a lovely design that represents some of the finest qualities of mid-century Moroccan weaving. A series of ivory and black horizontal bands appear near the top and bottom portions of the piece, while most of the space in between is occupied by an intriguing pattern that alternated between crisscrossing lines and a closely woven pattern of serrated lines. The color pallet of ivory and dark brown is common in mid-century Moroccan rugs and carpets, but this particular example has effectively reversed what is the dominant manner of presenting this pallet: while many Moroccan rugs are primarily ivory with brown detail work, this example is primarily brown, with ivory showing up in interesting locations throughout. An exciting and unique work, this mid-century Moroccan kilim is a delightful example.
This week’s Wednesday Wish-list is a wonderful vintage Moroccan kilim. This Moroccan kilim rug features lovely neutral coloring in shades of black, grey, and cream, as well as rhythmic stripes and zig-zags. Its flat weave design is a great way to subtly add texture to your interiors.
The Berber Tribes of Morocco have been producing wonderfully expressive rugs and carpets for centuries. As nomads, these rugs provide vital warmth and protection from the elements to the tribes people of Morocco. While heavy-pile rugs are used in the harsh, cold climate of the Atlas Mountains, flat weave rugs like this one are particularly useful in the hot and arid desert regions. No two rugs are alike, but all are informed by the Berber culture’s sense of geometry, color, and spirituality.
These rugs have become particularly popular in the past several years, because their spare use of color and geometric designs pair well with contemporary interior design. These rugs are especially appropriate for chic minimalist interiors, as well as modern Mid-Century styled rooms.