A Magnificent Vintage Tribal Moroccan Colorful Rug, Country of Origin: Morocco, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This handsome vintage rug from Morocco features an enthralling selection of discrete motifs that are combined in a spirited pattern full of abstract details and charm. The eclectic composition showcases a focal point of boldly colored lozenges set over a series of plush monochromatic stripes. Checkered zigzag stripes create implied borders that ease the transition toward a motley series of vibrant checkers. The opposite end of the elongated field transitions to an intensely variegated lateral section rendered in a static combination of maize yellow paired with nuanced hues of midnight blue and purple. The finely variegated texture of the poly chromatic cross section transitions again to a lively series of speckled spangles incorporating a diverse selection of colors. The liberal patterns of this fascinating Moroccan rug incorporate colorful checkers and auspicious lozenges along with monochromatic stripes and intensely variegated segments that have a unique visual texture.
These artistic and tribal vintage Moroccan rugs became popular during the mid 20th century because they blended well with furniture by some of the greatest mid century designers as well as the works of the famous Bauhaus school artists. Today, they find their way easily into minimalist, modern Scandinavian and interior designs that feature natural and organic elements.
The abstract organic design is executed in a way that makes this vintage shag rug appear to be hand drawn, giving it a simplistic tribal quality. The design is only roughly symmetrical in the vertical direction and is divided into distinctive bands horizontally. The color of the bands becomes less saturated as you work from top to bottom, with the diamonds at the bottom of this rare Moroccan Berber carpet only defined only by a chocolate brown outline.
This magnificent tribal vintage Berber Shag Moroccan rug makes a bold statement and lends a splash of color to any contemporary or retro design. Vintage Moroccan carpets are known for their plush feel and unique qualities. The area rugs that were woven during the mid 20th century in Morocco are each one of a kind reflections of the artist who created them. This makes each one a piece that will be loved for many decades and that is destined to be to become a heirloom handed down through the generations.