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1970 Berber Tribal Moroccan Hand-Knotted Rug Yellow Red Long and Narrow
Located in Firenze, IT
Berber carpet of the Oouauzouite quality. This type of rug is characterized by a saffron yellow wool structure. They are rugs that arise from the imagination of women who, in additio...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Hand Knotted Moroccan-Style Rug Red Gold Diamond Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This hand knotted Classic rug joins the latest additions to the Homage Collection by Rug & Kilim, an ambitious custom-capable encyclopedia of periods recapturing and reinventing an u...
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2010s Indian Rustic Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Large Vintage Hand Knotted Moroccan Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice large midcentury Berbere Moroccan rug, with beautiful tribal design with a central medallion and beautiful colors with blue field and red, green and orange, entirely hand knotte...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Hand Knotted Round Rug
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand knotted 100% wool rug, made in Rabat, Morocco at S.A.F.T (Société Africaine de Filature et Tissage Rabat Morocco), circa 1970s. Primarily beige and white with brown details. Ro...
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Vintage 1970s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in Stamford, CT
A Moroccan hand knotted wool rug. Rabat.
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Vintage 1970s Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Hand Knotted Wool Rug by Maria Jeglinska
By Maria Jeglinska
Located in Paris, FR
Trame is a homeware brand that explores new domestic landscapes across the Mediterranean. Each collection of homeware and accessories is inspired by a historical episode, reflects a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Hand Knotted Wool Rug by Maria Jeglinska
By Maria Jeglinska
Located in Paris, FR
TRAME is a homeware brand that explores new domestic landscapes across the Mediterranean. Each collection of homeware and accessories is inspired by a historical episode, reflects a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Hand Knotted Wool Rug by Maddalena Casadei
Located in Paris, FR
TRAME is a homeware brand that explores new domestic landscapes across the Mediterranean. Each collection of homeware and accessories is inspired by a historical episode, reflects a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Moroccan Hand Knotted Wool Rug by Julie Richoz
Located in Paris, FR
TRAME is a homeware brand that explores new domestic landscapes across the Mediterranean. Each collection of homeware and accessories is inspired by a historical episode, reflects a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Contemporary Moroccan Hand-Knotted Wool Area Rug
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Moroccan Beni Ourain-inspired hand-knotted wool area rug with a beige, brown, and black diamond pattern (from Doris Leslie Blau). Measures: 15.75 x 12'. One of the old...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Moroccan and North Af...

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Vintage Moroccan Berber Hand Knotted Rug with Gold Background
Located in New York, NY
This Vintage Moroccan Berber hand-knotted hand-carded wool rug is made with all natural dyes. Selectively curated from thousands of pieces, our Moroccan Collection represents the mos...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Contemporary Hand Knotted Moroccan Wool Rug. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary hand knotted Moroccan rug inspired by the Berber culture in the Atlas mountains, with soft, lush, velvety pile, made of hand-spun natural lamb's wool in un-dyed ivory ...
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2010s Moroccan Organic Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Contemporary Abstract Vintage Moroccan Boucherouite Rug, Moroccan Shag Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20507, vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite rug, Shag Accent rug. This colorful vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite rug features an all-over rod pattern. The rods unite to form diag...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite Rug, Moroccan Shag Accent Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20501, vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite rug, shag accent rug. Infuse wanderlust and tribal style with this vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite rug. An array of colors unite crea...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Midcentury Moroccan Reversible Deep Blue Hand Knotted Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Moroccan reversible deep blue hand knotted wool rug Size: 6'3" × 7'5" (190 × 226 cm) Unique and chic, this vintage rug perfectly combines modern minimalism with ethnic a...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Midcentury Tribal Hand Knotted Moroccan Rug with Geometric Design
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Tribal hand knotted Moroccan rug with geometric design Size: 5'0" × 6'10" (152 × 208 cm). A second quarter of the 20th century Moroccan rug, the camel field with abstrac...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This vintage Azilal from Morocco is made of beautiful saturated wools into a one of kind rug. The colorful pile weave consists of tribal diamond shapes that translate into a unique a...
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Vintage 1920s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Tribal Hand Knotted Natural Wool Moroccan Area Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage tribal hand knotted natural wool Moroccan area rug Size: 6'1" × 14'3" (185 × 434 cm) A second quarter of the 20th century Moroccan rug, on a natural cream field with a thic...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Displaying the well-balanced asymmetry and bold linear art form, this captivating rug will definitely sweep you off your feet upon laying your eyes on this exquisite vibrant Moroccan...
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Vintage 1920s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Warm and inviting with cozy hygge vibes, this vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe rug features contrasting burnt umber lines running the length of the sandy-beige backdrop. The thin lines ...
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Vintage 1920s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Contemporary Hand-Knotted Moroccan Wool Rug. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary hand-knotted Moroccan rug inspired by the Berber culture in the Atlas Mountains, with soft, lush, velvety pile, made of hand-spun natural lambswool. The rug features a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Azilal, Wool Hand Knotted, Chichaoua Moroccan Rug, circa 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rug designed by unknown made in Morocco Hand knotted wool Measurements: 172 x 115.
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Vintage 1970s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Tribal Hand Knotted Moroccan Rug with Geometric Design
Located in New York, NY
Vintage tribal hand knotted Moroccan rug with geometric design Size: 4'1" × 12'0" (124 × 365 cm) This midcentury vintage rug from Morocco has a highly unusual dark red field beneat...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Tribal Hand Knotted Natural Wool Moroccan Area Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Tribal hand knotted natural wool Moroccan area rug Size: 4'8" × 11'3" (142 × 343 cm). This circa 1940 vintage Moroccan runner rug features an interesting all-over design of...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe rug that features signifying elements woven into this majestic rug. It boasts a series of ambiguous motifs that form together and and made a perfectly...
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Vintage 1920s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A fascinating vintage Moroccan rug of Azilal Tribe that appears to have a brilliant graphic combination of X shapes that eventually transformed into an all-over pattern of lozenge tr...
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Vintage 1920s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A majestic vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe rug provides an elegant design aesthetic and subtle color scheme. It features a pattern of fossil gray crisscross lines forming series of loz...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A playful vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Berber rug in the whimsical shades of variegated colors. This breathtaking rug features an all-over pattern of ambiguous Berber symbolic motif...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Talsint Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vibrant vintage Moroccan from the Talsint tribe of Morocco. This beautiful natural wool pile weave is adorned with brown, saffron, and red colors in a striking tribal design. The l...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A gorgeous Moroccan Azilal with playful design elements. The darker field brings attention to the vibrant diamond motifs that stand out and create a vibrant look. This rug is a one o...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite Rug, Colorful Moroccan Shag Accent Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
74802 Vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite Rug, Colorful Moroccan Shag Accent Rug 03'07 x 04'02. This hand-knotted vintage Berber Moroccan rug displays the true talent of the Berber ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Moroccan Rug, Berber Moroccan Boucherouite Rug with Bohemian Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20880 vintage Moroccan rug, Berber Moroccan Boucherouite rug with Bohemian style 02'07 x 05'02. This vintage Moroccan Berber Boucherouite rug features an all-over diamond trellis pat...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A colorful and unique vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe rug. Tribal style pile weaves and vibrant line work create an abstract and effortless look. This rug is a one-of-a-kind vintage ru...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Rug with Bohemian Style, Moroccan Boucherouite Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20840, vintage Moroccan Azilal rug with Bohemian style, Moroccan Boucherouite rug. This vintage Moroccan Boucherouite rug is heavily ornamented with colorful diamond lozenges unfoldi...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Moroccan Rug High Atlas Tribe
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A unique and charming antique tribal rug from the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. This beautiful piece has rich colors and is designed with symbolic diamonds and geometric shapes co...
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Vintage 1930s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Middle Atlas Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A dynamic fusion of contemporary trends and symbolic Berber motifs meets the eye of this masterful Moroccan Middle Atlas Tribe Berber rug. It features an all-over raised pattern of r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Abstract and Modern Black and White Hand Knotted Moroccan Rug
Located in New York, NY
The well-abrashed slate and black borderless ground shows an asymmetrical, random pattern of ecru orthogonals creating rectangular, LO-shaped and notched monochrome reserves. Intact ...
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2010s Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Rug High Atlas Tribe
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A beautiful vintage Moroccan rug from the High Atlas tribe of Morocco. Intricate patterns and symbolism is handwoven into a one of a kind ethnic art piece. This rug will bring a tast...
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Vintage 1940s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Middle Atlas Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A noteworthy Moroccan Middle Atlas Tribe Berber rug that embodies boho chic tribal style with hygge vibes. The abrashed beige field features a textured open field bringing a sense of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A Minimalist look of Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features an ivory lozenges with extended sides that has diamond pattern in a clay field. Simple but very classy rug with columns aligned...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Boujad Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A trendy vintage Boujad rug from the 1920s that is spun with imperfections but giving a phenomenal artistic effect. It has a vibrant embossed patterns of plum, cream, coral orange, a...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A minimalist look of High Atlas Moroccan rug features clay lozenges with extended sides that has diamond pattern in an ivory field. Simple but very classy rug with vertically aligned...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This mysterious vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan rug vaguely scheme with the combinations of ocean blue and sands. Unequally dissemination of lozenges that turns to a beautiful abstract ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Let you eyes smize with our Classic and timeless Beni Ourain Moroccan rug from Atlas collection. Diamonds are aligned in clay lozenges with extended sides and formed an impressive de...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Rug with Tribal Style, Berber Moroccan Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20466 Vintage Berber Moroccan Red Rug with Modern Tribal Design. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan rug features a single column of eight concentric diamonds, each filled...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A charming antique Moroccan rug made by the Beni Ourain Tribe. This unique handwoven rug contains traditional diamond motifs latticed throughout the field with symbolic shapes outlin...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain in the perfect ivory adorned with rustic brown lines creating organic shapes. The rug's handwoven shag texture adds to the rug's overall excitement and...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan High Atlas Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A beautiful vintage Moroccan that tells its story through the use of bold and captivating colors. The red and magenta field amongst the asymmetrical line work makes for the perfect t...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A one of a kind vintage Beni Ourain tribe Moroccan. The handwoven wool pile is in the perfect natural ivory color with exciting asymmetrical lines creating tribal and symbolic design...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Middle Atlas Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A stunning golden yellow Berber rug from the Middle Atlas Tribe of Morocco. This unique handwoven pile weave will add brighten up any space and will add character with its symbolic i...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Vintage Moroccan Azilal tribe Berber rug Rug number 27347 Size: 5'6" x 8'1" Design reference: Azilal Collection: Antique/Vintage, Atlas Material: Wool Texture: Pile weave, sh...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain in the perfect ivory adorned with muted asymmetrical lines into a diamond lattice design. The rug's handwoven shag texture adds to the rug's overall ex...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Rug High Atlas Collection
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan from the High Atlas tribes of Morocco. This rug's has the perfect pile texture with a natural brown field. Blue, ivory and yellow make up the rug's tribal diamond ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan High Atlas Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A gorgeous vintage Moroccan from the High Atlas tribes of Morocco. The rug's beautiful purple, orange, magenta, and black colors create a playful color scheme in addition to the rug'...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Beni Ourain tribe Moroccan in ivory with black asymmetrical lines creating a repeating diamond pattern. This rug has a perfect handwoven shag texture and an overall unique ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Yellow Rug in Moroccan Hand Knotted Wool by Julie Richoz
By Julie Richoz
Located in Paris, FR
TRAME is a homeware brand that explores new domestic landscapes across the Mediterranean. Each collection of homeware and accessories is inspired by a historical episode, reflects a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A Minimalist look of Beni Ourain Moroccan rug features clay lozenges with extended sides that has diamond pattern in an ivory field. Simple but very classy rug with calumny aligned d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Berber Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Ivory field with natural black and dark taupe motifs in playful array. Characteristic of age-old woven arts of the Berber tribes, this rug's imagery celebrates fertility and prosperi...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan High Atlas Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Border rug with dynamic interplay of pattern and color, featuring a festive palette of robust orange, red, ivory, gray greens, and silver gray. A unique vintage tribal rug from the A...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Vintage Moroccan Mrirt Berber Tribe Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Graphical large-scale motif in natural brown on an ivory field. Thick pile. One-of-a-kind vintage tribal rug from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Rug Number 27370 Size 4' 3" x 6'...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Moroccan Hand Knoted Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal moroccan hand knoted rug for your home. Each moroccan hand knoted rug for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and cotton. If you’re shopping for a moroccan hand knoted rug, we have 1388 options in-stock, while there are 1137 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a moroccan hand knoted rug — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A moroccan hand knoted rug, designed in the Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one moroccan hand knoted rug that is appealing in its simplicity, but Berber Tribes of Morocco, Mehraban Rugs and Nazmiyal Collection produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Moroccan Hand Knoted Rug?

Prices for a moroccan hand knoted rug can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $150 and can go as high as $125,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,600.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.