Vintage Moroccan Rug 46042
Potent goz symbols used to provide protection from the evil eye decorate this elaborate, well-organized carpet creating formal stripes and geometric patterns.
4 ft 5 in (1.35 m)
9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
Moroccan Rug, Morocco, Mid 20th Century – Rendered in a bold combination of ivory and walnut brown, this vintage mid-century rug from Morocco features a multitude of ancient protection symbols used for millennia to ward off the malevolent glances of the evil eye. Cruciform hac symbols and geometric motifs that represent the human eye are universal amulets used to deflect evil glances. Horizontal rows of branching Tree of Life motifs break up the beautifully varied field while displaying an important symbol of longevity. This delightfully detailed vintage rug incorporates a variety of symbols arranged in a formal composition that showcases the plush pile and chic ribbed texture. Flat-woven ends and ropy fringes add a jovial air of tribal charm that completes the artful composition.