Antique Moroccan Rugs

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Antique Moroccan Rugs

Antique Moroccan rugs are valuable hand-made rugs created in Morocco.

Brief history and description

Antique Moroccan rugs are usually very easily identified by their distinctive patterning, which is traditionally very abstract in style, but often features either a zigzag or striped pattern.

There are subtle variations in the appearance of Moroccan rugs, usually dictated by the region of Morocco in which they were produced.

Moroccan rugs have been popular for centuries, and many antique pieces have acquired a desirability amongst collectors which transcends their original practical purpose as decorative floor coverings.

Guide for collectors

Antique Moroccan rugs appear regularly at mainstream auctioneers, as well as more specialist auctioneers; they are also regularly listed at online live auction websites such as eBay, where collectors and enthusiasts can find a large selection of related listings, often at low start prices. The site also features an additional guide to locating, identifying and purchasing a Moroccan rug.

WovenOnline features additional information on vintage Moroccan Rugs, as well as a great many such items listed for sale.

In addition, MoroccanRugs is a dealer of both antique and contemporary Moroccan rugs, as well as featuring lots for information and high quality images for the prospective collector.

Value

Morrocan rugs can vary greatly in value, depending on the quality, age and pattern. Illustrative high and low-end auction prices include:

$4,000, for a Moroccan rug dated from 1970, which auctioned from Wright on 23rd March 2010. Other Moroccan rugs have sold for comparable prices, such as the hand-knotted Moroccan rug which auctioned from Treadway Gallery on 4th March 2012 for $2,600.

$20, for a Moroccan rug dated from the 20th century, which auctioned from Skinner on 27th January 2006.

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