Magnificently Soft and Tribal Ivory and Black Vintage Moroccan Rug, Origin: Morocco, Circa: Mid-20th Century This beautiful, simple rug is from mid-20th century Morocco, but it could just as easily have been made to suit contemporary decor styles. Moroccan rugs have a primitive style that was popular in mid-20th century design. It served as a contrast to more angular and minimalist furniture and architecture. Mid century modern designers loved them for their ability to bring an organic quality into the room. Now, contemporary designers are turning to mid century Moroccan rugs for the same reason. Moroccan rugs create a cozy space that is serene and balanced.
The Beni Ourain tribes of Morocco have been weaving these traditional rugs for centuries. Each rug tells a story using symbols that may reflect the tribal or family history. Sometimes, they might represent a story that is part of the tribe’s cultural heritage. Those stories and the traditions surrounding them have been lost for the most part, but we can still appreciate the beauty and unique personality of each piece. It was their tribal character that drew mid century designers to them and allowed them to become a part of modern design that is still appreciated today.
This ivory and black Moroccan rug would be perfect for an all black-and-white room. Now, designers are adding patterns and textures to a basic black and white palette, and this rug would be the perfect piece for this modern décor trend.
The primitive, tribal look would also be perfect for a Boho chic room, too. It is a gorgeous piece for a retro-inspired room, or it would be perfectly at home in an ultramodern one, too. Moroccan rugs are known for their exceptionally soft pile. In this rug, the weaver used areas of pile weaving and areas of kilim weaving to create texture and give it a dimensional quality. The lines look as if they are hand-drawn.
This is a beautiful vintage rug that reflects the techniques of a traditional tribal culture. It is a beautiful piece that will add its primitive charm to a retro-inspired or contemporary space. It is a versatile piece that is perfect for giving the room a global feel.