Beautiful Vintage Moroccan Emerald Green Rug, Country of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This gorgeous emerald green mid-20th century Moroccan rug is perfect for creating an elegant Boudoir style or for bringing elements of the natural world into the space. It is the color of a rich conifer forest and would work well in a room that highlights natural, organic elements within the space. Its color is deep and exotic.
Moroccan rugs are characterized by a long, soft pile that has a sheen that catches the natural light within the room. These rugs became popular in western design during the mid-20th century when designers such as Le Corbusier and Ray Eames used them as the foundation for furniture that featured form and function over decorative elements. In retro-style rooms, rugs such as this one were used to create contrast in texture and break up the design to add visual interest. Today, we love to use them much in the same way.
For the Beni Ourain, each rug has a special meaning, even in a rug of one color. Green is used to represent peace or fertility. The most remarkable feature of this rug is that this intense color was created using natural dyes made from plants growing in the area of the Atlas Mountains that the tribe calls home. The color of this rug has remained as intense as the day that it was created.
This is a remarkable piece for the collector and for the interior designer. It is a color that one typically does not find available on the market. It has natural variations in color that are often referred to as abrash. This is simply a result of the natural dye process. Although on many rugs, this is a common occurrence, on a Beni Ourain rug, it might also convey special meanings, as changes in pattern might indicate a change in the state of the weaver and represent a life event. Regardless of whether this is the case or not, this rug is a breathtaking piece that adds a unique personality to your space.