1960s authentic Midcentury Moroccan Area Rug with Tribal Geometric Design.
This circa 1960 vintage Moroccan rug features a bold design of diamond medallions flanked by geometric abstractions .The ethnic tribal Moroccan Berber area rug features a series of stripes and bands and medallions with designs composed of symbolic Berber motifs that are protection symbols and meant to capture evil spirits, with bold geometric forms, vibrant colors with latch-hook edges
Rendered in a variegated shades of dark persimmon, pumpkin, orange, maroon, wine, burgundy, cinnamon, rust, eggplant, purple, beige, ecru, and light yellow surrounded by a dark brown saw tooth border. in shades of yellow, orange and midnight blue. A geometrically patterned main border completes the look of the vintage carpet.
Moroccan rugs have typically been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decoration.
Large handwoven vintage Moroccan Berber Tribal rug, nicely aged with vivid colors.
Flat-weave Moroccan runner with low pile handwoven by Berber Tribes of Morocco.
Handwoven wool. Hand-knotted wool. Made in Morocco.
Thus great Moroccan vintage ethnic textile will add a warm colorful accent to any style of décor.
Blending tribal native charm, ancient symbolism and Folk Art warmth, this vintage Boujad rug reflects generations of cultural beliefs.
Midcentury organic vintage tribal rug, circa 1960s perfect for adding organic textile warm any room,
Made in Morocco.
Size: 6' x 15.5'.
All of our textiles are authentic handmade in Morocco and original one of a kind item and designs, the making of which takes a lifetime to learn through communities of artisans passing knowledge and techniques from one generation to another.
Moroccan rugs, also known as Berber rugs or Moroccan carpets, are a traditional form of hand-woven textiles that originate from the North African country of Morocco. These rugs have a rich history dating back centuries and are deeply intertwined with the country's culture and heritage.
Key characteristics of Moroccan rugs include:
Design and Patterns: Moroccan rugs often feature geometric patterns, symbols, and motifs that reflect the cultural heritage and storytelling of the Berber tribes. Each design is unique and can carry various meanings, such as protection, fertility, or good luck.
Material: Authentic Moroccan rugs are typically made from natural materials such as sheep wool, camel hair, or a combination of both. The wool is known for its durability, softness, and insulating properties, making these rugs well-suited for various climates.
Hand-Woven Craftsmanship: Traditionally, Moroccan rugs are woven by hand by skilled artisans, mostly women from Berber tribes, using traditional weaving techniques passed down through generations. This craftsmanship gives each rug its distinct personality and individuality.
Colors: Moroccan rugs are renowned for their vibrant and bold colors, including various shades of red, blue, green, and yellow. The colors used often have cultural significance and are derived from natural dyes made from plants and minerals.
Types of Moroccan Rugs: There are different types of Moroccan rugs based on the region and tribal communities, such as Beni Ourain, Azilal, Boucherouite, and others. Each type has its unique characteristics and designs.
Use and Significance: Moroccan rugs have traditionally been used as practical items, providing warmth and comfort during cold weather. Additionally, they are also significant cultural artifacts, symbolizing the identity and history of the Berber people.
Over the years, Moroccan rugs have gained international popularity and have become sought-after decorative pieces in modern interior design due to their exquisite craftsmanship and unique aesthetics. However, with their rising popularity, it's essential to ensure that you are purchasing an authentic rug from reputable sources, as there are imitations in the market.