Beautiful Tribal Vintage Moroccan Red Rug, Country of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This gorgeous mid-20th century Moroccan rug has a primitive, tribal feel that is perfect for modern interiors. The rugs of the Berber tribes of Morocco are considered some of the most collectible in the world. They perfect for contemporary styles that wish to achieve an organic feel. Tribal pieces are perfect for those who prefer an eclectic, Boho chic design. If your style is midcentury modern or retro-style, a Berber tribal rug adds authenticity to the space.
There are many reasons why Berber tribal rugs are favorites among designers and collectors. Their story goes beyond the beautiful colors and designs. Each of these rugs tells the story of a people. These rugs are made by the Beni Ourain tribes who live in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. They are a confederation of nomadic tribes, each of which has its own history and identifiable rug style.
The women of the tribe weave these rugs to convey special meaning and to tell the stories of their lives. Each of the symbols and colors has a special meaning. Red symbolizes power and protection. In general, square and straight lines represented men and rounded, more curvy figures represent women. They represent life events such as births, deaths, marriages, and other important events. They are a form of artistic expression that holds deep meaning for the women who weave them.
Moroccan rugs often have a longer pile and a softer texture than rugs woven in the city. They were made for warmth to protect the people from a climate that includes warm days and cold nights. Now, we love them for their charm and primitive feel. This is a magnificent piece and a brilliantly colorful tribal rug that will add vibrancy to a contemporary room. Now that you understand a little bit about the significance of these rugs, it makes them even more special. This is a beautiful piece for the collector or for anyone who appreciates tribal art and the connection that it embodies.