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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(MC0031    O213)

SOLD — Moroccan Rug with Camels and Large Medallion — 8 ft. 6 in. by 5 ft. 4 in. –$475

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Eye-catching old Berber rug from Morocco with a large hooked diamond medallion, and four camels (or brontosaurus perhaps). Wonderful motif, very unusual, with loads of detail and character. The red field was hard to capture in the photos. Not crimson. Other colors include olive, ivory, and orange.

Woven from 100% wool. Pile condition is good with some normal wear. No holes or real problems. A little diffusion of the yellow gold (saffron?) in the border. These Moroccan tribal pieces often use saffron to create a distinctive color not seen in Turkish and Persian rugs.

Original ends and side cords — which are in 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.

Exact is size is 8 ft. 6 in. by 5 ft. 4 in. 1960s. Traditional Berber diamonds and vivid bold colors. Most likely woven in the Atlas Mountains.

Price is $475. Shipping is $39.

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(MC0033 O30)

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.

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(MC0029 O18)

Moroccan Bold Orange – Red Rug — 8 ft. 5 in. by 5 ft. 6 in. — $395

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A Moroccan handmade rug with a floral central medallion and border — on a vivid rusty red field. Wool woven onto cotton warp. Handmade rugs from Morocco are less common than their Persian and Turkish counterparts.

Vintage rug in excellent condition with little signs of wear to the thick wool pile. The cotton fringe is very long on each end and appears free of wear, frazzling, or gaps. It’s a vintage piece but appears to have been used very, very lightly. 1960s – 1970s.

If you include the fringe, the rug is 8 ft. 5 in. by 5 ft. 6 in. Without the fringe just under 8 feet in length.

Moroccan rugs are quite popular with contemporary designers and because of their limited availability, 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. There is an export label underneath that denotes its origin as Morocco and its quality as “superior”. You can see it in the last photo, showing the back of the rug.

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

Price is $395. Shipping is $43.

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Please email me with questions, to request more photos, or to arrange a purchase. Thank you.

(MC0026 O1)

Old Tribal Moroccan Berber Rug — 10 ft. 8 in. by 5 ft. 5 in. $750

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Stunning old vintage tribal rug from Morocco. Based on colors and motif, this one is probably from the village of Rehamna. 100% natural wool with long tassels from the braided warp on one end (they are usually only on one end). 1940s. (There is an old faded export tag that looks like it can be translated to 1951 in the Gregorian calendar.)

The reds have muted from sunlight and aging on the top side. (see last photo which shows back folded over front) Floating asymmetrical diamonds and geometric icons against the red field. This is heavy and thick but a softer supple weave lacking rigidity– so not ideal for a high traffic area. Similar in respects to the traditional tribal Qashqai gabbeh rugs of Iran.

Professionally washed a couple of years ago and not used since being cleaned.

Sad to let this one go from my collection but have to find homes for some of these fabulous old carpets. Enchanted art for your floor! 10 ft. 8 in. by 5 ft. 5 in. (includes tassels in length).

Price is $750.   Shipping is $43 within the continental U.S.

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(MC0003 O282)