Moroccan rugs are woven by the Moroccan people since the Paleolithic age. This traditional art has been carried forward by the tribal people. These rugs were made for their own use. They made two types of rugs- a thick pile rug and the thinner woven rug. These rugs were used as bed mats or rolls or saddle coverlets
Design and patterns
The designs of the Moroccan rugs followed very old traditional patterns handed down the generations. In the days of yore, each city of Morocco had its own distinct style. Of them the city of Fes was noted for its contribution to the artistry of rugs. The designs include structured geometric patterns and unconventionally expressive patterns.
These rugs are characterized by their vivid bright hues. The colors used range from the neutral shades to vibrant lively shades of oranges, yellow, brown and saffron. It is the bright hues and shades that add a touch of ethnic appeal to the rug.
The universal appeal
The harmonious blend of ethnic style with the modern patterns of these rugs, adds to the style quotient of your home. The bright and vivid colors used in the rugs lend a lavishly stylish ambience to your home. The eye-catching, rich patterns make it the most suitable adornment for the floor.
The rugs are made of organic material like the wool and are for most part, hand woven and represent the artistry of the Moroccan tribes. They have a uniqueness about them that cannot be replicated by the machine made synthetic rugs.
Where can it be used?
The Moroccan rug can be used just about anywhere- in the living room, bedroom, on the wall, as a throw etc. the uses are many and varied according to your imagination. They are rugged and yet exude warmth and romantic appeal.