Moroccan Berber Tribal Rug — 10 ft. by 5 ft. — $525

 

 

Eye-catching vintage Berber rug from Morocco with an array of diamonds and icons, forming a scintillating motif. As with many of the tribal Moroccan pieces from the Atlas Mountain region, there are tassels added on one end only.

Overall excellent condition with very minor wear. Natural saffron or turmeric dyes were used to create the deep yellow gold colors. Additional colors are crimson, ivory, green, and soft blue accents. Exact size is 10 ft. 3 in. by 4 ft. 10 in. 1960s.

Woven from 100% wool. Original ends and side cords — which are in very good condition. Vintage tribal Moroccan rugs are less common and highly sought after by collectors, dealers, and designers.

This rug has a soft woolen weave suitable for tribal nomads. The rug can be easily unrolled for a celebration, a meal, or to serve as the floor of a tent. In preparation for a move, the rug can be quickly folded and packed away.

This rug is perhaps not a suitable choice for a high traffic area of a home. It would work well in a bedroom or office. Add pillows and this rug could serve as a nomadic enclave for visitors to sit on the floor and share a meal.

Please contact me with questions or to arrange a purchase.  $525.    Shipping is $43 or free local pickup.

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Thank you.

(MC0031    O213)

Moroccan Red Crimson ‘Fractal’ Medallion Rug — $395

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A Moroccan handmade rug with a kaleidoscopic central medallion and intricate border — on a vivid crimson red field. Wool woven onto wool warp, which is more common in Moroccan rugs.

Handmade rugs from Morocco are less common than their Persian and Turkish counterparts. Last photo shows the back and the export tag. The quality is described, in French, as “extra superieure” and the design as “moderne”. The tag is dated 8 Jan 1384; converting from the Hijri calendar to the Gregorian calendar dates it to 1964. So the rug was woven in the early 1960s for export to Europe.

The rug was a little grubby coming out of an estate so I had it professionally washed.

Vintage rug in excellent condition with very little signs of wear to the medium thick wool pile.

If you include the fringe, the rug is 7 ft. 9 in. by 5 ft.

Moroccan rugs are quite popular with contemporary designers, and because of their limited availability, they can be quite pricy.

Moroccan weaving has been influenced by Turkish and to a lesser extent Persian weaving. Many of the rugs from Morocco are made by Berber tribal people weaving in the Atlas Mountains and feature geometric motifs.

This rug, however, is more formal and professional, and was woven for export rather than tribal use.

With its bold cheerful colors this carpet could easily light up the dullest room. Spectacular art for the floor!

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Price is $395. Shipping is $43.

Please email me with questions. Thank you.

(MC0029 O18)