Mid Century Moroccan Rug, Origin: Morocco, Circa: Mid 20th Century – This gorgeous vintage midcentury modern Moroccan rug has a geometric design that looks as if it could have been designed for a modern space. Even though this rug was created more than a half-century ago, it features a timeless and traditional design that complements a range of contemporary room designs. This piece was created by the Berber tribes of Morocco using traditional methods that go back centuries.
The traditional motifs and design elements of traditional Berber tribal rugs date back to pre-Islamic times in the region. However, many of these designs have remained unchanged over the centuries. Each of these beautiful hand-knotted pieces is a reflection of the past, but they also reflect surprisingly modern design tastes, too.
This design looks as if it could have been created by a midcentury abstract artist. Moroccan rugs influenced many midcentury modern designers, and designers continue to copy many of these design elements today. Manufacturers that are copying these ancient designs to create pieces for a contemporary room. However, these modern copies can never come close to the softness and organic design of an original.
Rugs created by the Berber tribes, such as the Beni Ourain of Morocco, are made from the wool of local sheep. They have a pile that is both soft and durable. These rugs were originally made for warmth and to provide protection from the ground, so the pile is often longer than in other hand-knotted rugs. This gives it a luxurious, plush feel underfoot.
This vintage rug is the perfect piece for adding a geometric element to the room. However, it does so without losing its organic character and tribal feel. This magnificent piece adds softness and texture that will add a graceful and balanced feel to the room. This is a rug that will serve as inspiration for a room design that is a soulful and relaxing retreat.