Moroccan Rug, Morocco, Mid-20th Century – Like the best mid-century Berber carpets beloved by Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier, this exemplary vintage Moroccan rug has an attractive and luxurious blend of history and modernity. The sumptuous ivory ground is decorated with a poetic assortment of duality symbols carried on for eons. Reflective compositional elements achieve near perfect mirror-image symmetry. Strong strapwork decorations divide the design and carry the eye through the symbol-filled story, passing inset-lozenges, fishbone accents, fetter symbols and auspicious eight-pointed stars on the way. In addition to the traditional duality symbols that have been used locally and remotely, the sheltered lozenges display a number of cryptic devices from the group of figures known as birth symbols. For modern design aficionados and carpet collectors, this vintage mid-century rug has a stellar iconographic repertoire that presents endless design possibilities.