This fascinating and beautiful mid 20th century Moroccan rug will add interest to any room’s interior decor. The design of this rug from Morocco may appear to be random at first, but each of these vintage rugs has its own special story to tell. This example has several interesting elements that stand out.
The Moroccan women weavers who wove these Berber carpets used them to tell the stories of their lives and their communities. Mid century rug collectors grew fond of them because of their abstract qualities that were similar to some of the artwork being produced by some of the world’s greatest artists at the time. They went well with mid-century interior design and still find a place in many different design styles of today.
This heavily abrashed rug is unique in that it appears to have four different sections, each with its own design motif. Fiery reds, yellows, oranges, and darker colors blend to form different shades of a warm color palette. The four sections of the design are separated by what would appear to be as if someone swiped their hand across sands to erase the design.
The design of this magnificent and extremely colorful tribal vintage Berber Moroccan rug does not have vertical or horizontal symmetry but the four sections separated by the bands create a sense of rhythm in the piece. It is as if the weaver were trying to express four different time periods separated by something that marked the time in between. After this transitional period something new would start until the next disruption in pattern.
The exact meaning behind this piece is lost in time, and knowing that it has a story behind it makes it even more special. This tribal vintage Berber Moroccan rug beings warmth and character to any space. It would go well with a number of different design styles including contemporary and Scandinavian or Bauhaus designs. One thing for sure is that it’s a unique piece that will be sure to strike up many conversations wherever it is placed in the home or office.