Traditionally, Moroccan berber rugs have been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decorative purposes. Twentieth-century Moroccan rugs are widely collected in the West, and are almost always woven by tribes people who do not seek nor possess formal artistic training. The carpets made by Berber tribes that live in the Atlas Mountains region are thick with a heavy pile, whereas those made by tribes that live in the desert are light and flat woven.
A vintage moroccan can last for a very long time. Even though these rugs has shaggy, still Moroccan rugs are made of very fine quality wools which can last centuries!
Taking care of a moroccan rug is not so hard. As shag rugs are hard to vacuum, there is a trick to clean it. To vacuum a moroccan rug, we suggest you to flip the rug and then vacuum from the back!
If by accident, you spill anything on the rug, instantly you may flip the rug and place a bucket under the spot and drop cold water from the back of the rug. It may take out the harsh stains, but if it is too much of stains, we recommend to call a professional rug cleaner to clean your valuable Moroccan Rug. We provide cleaning service too.
Moroccan rugs come in a very unusual shapes and sizes. Most of the time these rugs are never straight, specially the vintage moroccan rugs. Also either they are larger or smaller or narrow. In this case you may need to resize the rug which is larger, you can call professional repair and restoration places like Carpet Culture to help you resizing the rug.
Moroccan rugs experienced a growth in popularity in the West with mid-century modern designers – such as Le Corbusier – who paired the thick piled Berber rugs with their sleekly designed furniture. Many of these Berber carpets are woven by the Beni Ourain peoples from the Rif Mountains near Taza. Colors vary from neutral shades to popping hues, with designs ranging from ordered geometric shapes to a more free-form, expressive pattern. Part of the appeal to the modernists was the primitivism in the carpets. Unlike the traditional antique Oriental rugs found in Western interior decoration, there is little elegance about these rugs, yet they fit wonderfully with modernist décor. Vintage and antique Moroccan rugs are fairly popular today for their decorative flexibility and reasonable pricing as compared to other styles of antique rugs.