Berber Tribes of Morocco

Consigned, Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug 20136, 4'6x10'4

This vintage rug is from the Azilal region located in the central High Atlas of Morocco. Hand-knotted by the Berber Tribes of Morocco this Moroccan carpet runner offers primitive appeal with asymmetrical tribal motifs. The pleasing color palette creates a harmonious color combination and convey a sense of beauty and mystery. With its natural warmth durability and abstract symbols this Moroccan tribal rug will blend attractively with the clean lines of modern furnituy and abstract symbols this Moroccan tribal rug will blend attractively with the clean lines of modern furniture and architecture. This quirkiness is exactly what makes it appealing. These handmade Moroccan rugs are believed to protect the human spirit from negative energy and shield the human body from the elements. The hints of dyes that make their way into the rug's 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 weaver's 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. Date: 1940 to 1949. Mid 20th Century. Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history. Measures: 4'06 x 10'04. read more