Vintage Moroccan Rug, Origin: Morocco, Circa: Mid-Twentieth Century – Carpets of the Berber tribes of Morocco have an allure that goes back centuries. These charming designs have fascinated interior designers and collectors for their simplicity and soft pile. They add a cozy feel to the interior, and it is sometimes easy to forget that they were created for utility more than for their design. This beautiful piece is from the mid-twentieth century, but it was created using a carpet-weaving tradition that dates as far back as pre-Islamic traditions of the region.
The Berber tribes of Morocco have lived in the region for many centuries. They are known for their beautiful rugs that are known for their excellent wear qualities and softness. Many of the tribes continue to live a life that is similar to those of their ancient ancestors. They weave their creations using primitive looms that often consist of stakes driven into the ground. They use the durable, yet soft, wool of native sheep. Sometimes, the wool is dyed and sometimes, they use only the natural colors, as with this piece.
The patterns of the rugs tell the stories of the people in symbols that are passed down from generation to generation. Each one is a unique creation that represents the story of a person, clan, or mythology. They have a connection to something ancient and primitive in each knot. These rugs were created to cover the walls, roofs, and floors of tents. We love them because of their charm and beauty.
Moroccan rugs as the center of the room design is among the more popular style trends in recent years. These rugs are finding their way into styles from Scandinavian modern to Boho chic. Their long, plush pile softens the room and adds a casual feel to the space. This carpet is the perfect piece for transforming your space into a relaxing sanctuary.