Beautiful Vintage Gallery Size Moroccan Berber Rug, Country Of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This vintage mid-20th century Moroccan rug is a breathtaking piece and a rare find. The rugs of the Berber tribes of Morocco were popular among midcentury designers as a contrast to the streamlined interiors that highlighted form and function within the space. They loved them for their soft texture, long pile, and beautiful tribal patterns. This rug is unusual for several reasons that make it a unique piece.
The first remarkable feature is its size. Finding a rug of this dimension is unusual for a Berber rug because many of them are much smaller. It has a gorgeous red color that blends beautifully with the earthy creams of the natural wool. The Berber tribes are a group who live in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Their women have been weaving these beautiful masterpieces for thousands of years.
The wool is sourced locally as are the plant dyes for creating these striking colors. The patterns have special meaning and tell a story about the lives of the women and their people. Each time the pattern changes, it represents a change in the life of the woman and the story that the rug has to tell.
Berber rugs are perfect for creating a tribal Boho chic room, or they can complement modern interiors with geometric shapes and simple lines in the furniture pieces. This rug has an earthy feel and a soft texture, which is one of the reasons why midcentury designers loved them. It is also one of the reasons why we still love them today.
Originally, these rugs were meant as tent walls and floor coverings, so they are made to be durable and long-lasting. The most common color for Berber rugs is an ivory background with dark brown designs. The use of red in this one makes it an unusual piece that you do not find often. This piece has charisma, charm, and plenty of character to spare. It is a gorgeous addition to your décor, whether your style is organic and flowing, or a bit more urban and modern.