This specific shaggy Moroccan Berber rug is a beautiful example with its soft red and brown highlights and linear patterns. The appeal of these mid century modern vintage rugs is their hand drawn quality and seemingly random designs. That said, once one examines the history of the rugs, they will discover that they are anything but random. In fact, many of these beautiful rugs from Morocco have fascinating histories and stories.
The weavers of these shaggy Moroccan rugs used symbolism to tell the stories of their lives. Each color and line is a purposeful choice that captures a life lived long ago in a piece of individual artwork. Each one of these magnificent vintage shag rugs is as unique as the person who created it, the tribe in which they lived and the area from which they came.
This shaggy Moroccan Berber rug is based on an all over diamond pattern. It does not appear to have a definite line of symmetry either vertically or horizontally. The symbols within the rug are placed carefully by the weaver, but from a design perspective they add interest and detail. The rug artist used complex lines of two or more colors. The widths of the lines vary, as if it were painted with a brush. This quality adds to the beauty of the North African rug and the uniqueness of the piece.
This exquisite plush shag pile Moroccan Berber carpet would make an excellent addition to a room that focuses on natural elements and the organic world. It would also be and excellent choice for modern Scandinavian design, minimalist, or any contemporary modern design. The uniqueness of the design and its history are what makes it an ideal addition to any mid 20th century or modern collection.