Moroccan rugs, crafted by women in the interior plains and mountains on fixed-heddle looms can vary greatly depending on the tribes that weave them. Nonetheless, they all use severely geometric Moroccan decoration, sometimes in muted tones, sometimes almost monochrome, and sometimes richly colorful tones and asymmetrical compositions without borders. The raw material of the Moroccan rugs is black or white sheep's wool, used as is or dyed with plants or minerals found in the areas where the carpets are woven. In the upper regions, ochers are often used while in the Plains of Marrakesh, madder provides brilliant reds. Moroccan rugs provide designers with timeless, unique, and functional works of art for the modern-day home. Each rug is a primitive abstraction that is completely original to the weaver of the rug. Recognizing the beauty of these rugs in the modern environment were such notable designers and architects as Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. Moroccan
Relax back to another modern time. The mid-century lines of this swank leather chair capture all that was great about '50s design. Luxe full-grain, full-aniline leather cushions in a saturated dark brown beckon at a slight recline on a richly grained American walnut frame with dramatic streamlined angles, a cantilevered seat and a vertical slat back. Each chair is distinguished by the unique characteristics of its beautiful leather, finished with oils and wax for an authentic look that will develop an even richer patina over time.
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