online and in our shop and gallery. We had many requests for these rugs and Robert found some beauties.
If you are not familiar with these designs here is a little back story. Moroccan rugs are created in the High Atlas, Rabat, Eastern and the Atlantic plains regions of Morocco. They were actually created for personal use (as sleeping beds), and the symbols on each rug had specific personal meaning and were intended as protective elements.
The rugs we now have in the gallery, all created c. 1940, have kept the authentic character of the areas they are woven in and are unique. They are woven by Berber tribes, living much as they have for 100's of years, and are remarkably diverse in style though all sharing the geometric elements of a naive folk aesthetic. The rich colors or simple monochromatic designs, in addition to the thick pile, are ideal for both rustic and contemporary interiors.
We love them. Here are more examples of the vintage Moroccan rugs Robert just brought in. Do you have a favorite? I love the primitive blue diamond pattern above! Want to visit Morocco some day? Click on this cool travel site I found and check out all the exotic sites.