Berber Tribes of Morocco

Consigned, Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug 20135, 5'10x7'5

Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug 05'10" x 07'05" From Esmaili Rugs Collection. With its dominant linear lines and lozenge motifs based on ancient traditions this Berber Moroccan rug is believed to protect the human spirit from negative energy and shield the human body from the elements. Moroccan rugs are prized for their exciting abstract and modern designs. While they display some of the same aesthetic tendencies previously celebrated by modern artists they are indeed te they display some of the same aesthetic tendencies previously celebrated by modern artists they are indeed tribal compositions which have played importance to the Berber people for centuries. The crisscrossing of detail lines and sparse composition seen in these rural carpets highlight the authentic and archaic spirit of tribal art. This Berber rug does an excellent job of communicating the finer points of this modernized style: the line work rendered in dark brown contrast beautifully against the beige field. With its impeccable weaving and the center diamond pattern design scheme this Berber Moroccan is one of enchanting abstraction. The hints of dyes that make their way into the rugs motifs and fringes have their own tale to tell. In Berber culture the color red symbolizes strength and protection blue symbolizes wisdom yellow represents eternity and green stands for peace. While the patterns may seem whimsical and random they are very significant to the rug weavers life. The Berber women incorporate design elements from their personal experience into the rugs designs. The symbols are usually references to events and aspects of their daily life such as beliefs birth fertility nature femininity life and spirituality. Hand-knotted wool. Made in Morocco. Berber Tribes of Morocco. Measures: 05'10 x 07'05. Date: 1950 to 1959. Mid 20th Century. Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history. read more