Beautiful Vintage Geometric Purple Moroccan Rug, Country Of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Rugs from Morocco have a special style and several unique qualities that few other rugs can rival. For one, they are timeless classics. Moroccan rugs have an unusually pivotal impact on history. The creation of Moroccan rugs began in the Paleolithic Era and continues to this day. For context, the Paleolithic Era is said to have lasted approximately 2.6 million years ago to 12,000 years ago. Nomadic tribes called the Berber tribes would weave these carpets as sleeping mats, burial shrouds, and for many other purposes.
One huge aspect of these rugs was their versatility and functionality for multiple needs. The local climate could require very thick rugs for warmth or very thin ones for covering in the hot desert sun. The designs of these rugs were often an incredibly symbolic and important part of the tradition. Often, designs were passed down orally from weaver to weaver. This makes Moroccan vintage rugs exceptionally valuable to interior designers. While their style has been adapted throughout the ages, they possess such an inherently rich history that they add character to any room they decorate.
Another specific quality that is individual to Moroccan rugs is their practicality. Even now, Moroccan rugs have maintained the versatility that made them so popular originally. These vintage carpets act as a beautiful and stunning centerpiece for rooms and provide other aesthetic benefits, but they are also incredibly practical. Morrocan vintage rugs are both durable and comfortable. They are the perfect rugs to put in front of a blazing hot fireplace in the blustery winter.
This vintage Moroccan rug offers a stately aesthetic that embraces many traditional Moroccan design elements. In the past during the height of their carpets’ popularity, Morocco’s coastal capital was Rabat. Rabat popularized Moroccan carpets with diamond shapes. Most vintage Moroccan rugs use these diamond patterns in some capacity, but this particular rug celebrates that design. Its color scheme uses a variety of muted browns and shades of clay red to emulate earthy tones. This beautiful rug’s solemn color palette makes it an excellent rug for formal settings, like a meeting room or an office space.