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January 30, 2022
The high status of Moroccan rugs is well established in the realm of interior design, because of their ancient history, incredible quality, and creative tribal designs. Their existence that dates back centuries is still growing strong today as they are still sought after all over the world as their popularity transcends style trends and cultural barriers.
And because a Moroccan rug can be a timeless and forever interior piece, it is crucial to find the right one for you! if you need more guidance on how to successfully shop for Moroccan rugs online, please refer to our blog post here.
Now, what could be more valuable than a Moroccan rug? and what can be more challenging than buying a Moroccan rug online? Well...Buying a vintage Moroccan rug online!
We will be sharing with you our tips to hopefully help you shop and choose your precious vintage Moroccan rug like an expert!
Just like our tip for regular Moroccan rug online- shopping, it is equally important to ensure that your seller is a trustworthy source when shopping for vintage rugs.
Moroccan rugs are precious handmade products that tend to be a small investment that lasts a lifetime, so make sure your valuable rug is actually an authentic Moroccan rug and that you are getting it from a suitable and reliable business.
When it comes to vintage shopping, the expression "age is just a number" doesn't cut it! The term vintage might sometimes be used candidly, however, in terms of Moroccan rugs, a rug is considered vintage if it was made in the 1990s or at least in the 2000s.
It is also good to know that vintage rugs hold different values depending on how and when they were made. if you are still unsure, feel free to ask your seller directly regarding the exact or the estimated date a rug was woven.
Originally, Moroccan rugs were not woven and created for commercial purposes, they were rather personal and functional creations that were made to be used by tribal families either for warmth, comfort, or adornment purposes. and so because they were made for everyday practical use, some signs of wear and tear are normal it could be a real sign confirming a rug's authenticity.
A vintage rug is also expected to have some slight marks and for older rugs even some signs of restorations! these small imperfections are what makes the beauty of these pieces and having a piece with a story makes it even more charming!
One of the known giveaways of vintage Moroccan rugs is the degree of fade in the previously brightly dyed colors. With time, the vibrant colors of vintage Moroccan rugs start fading giving them a nice and muted look!
Berber tribal love to use strong vibrant colors for their rugs such as bright reds, aubergine, tangerine, and amber that fade beautifully with time, however, a lot of modern woven rugs tend to mimic that vintage natural fade by using synthetic pastel shade dyes: such as faded soft pink and aqua blue.
These beautiful modern palettes are created to cater to more modern consumers, however, some sellers might market them as vintage! So being aware of the color palettes is important when you are after an authentic vintage rug.
Have a look at our curated authentic collection here.
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January 20, 2023
When describing Moroccan rugs, the word classic and timeless comes up a lot, and that is for a reason. In this rug-loving community, we all know by now how special Moroccan rugs are, in terms of their ancestral weaving techniques, their impeccable quality, their design variety, and also their historic aspect.
So when getting hold of such a valuable interior design item, it is wise to learn how to take care of it and keep it in pristine condition for it to turn into a loved vintage piece that can be kept and passed down to the next generation. Again they are timeless.
Armed with unparalleled ancient know-how, the tribal women in the heart of the Atlas mountains work tirelessly to transform wool and other natural fibers into the famous Moroccan rugs we all love and admire.
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