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Vintage Moroccan Rug with Eight Point Stars, 04'07" x 07'00 from Esmaili Rugs Collection. Joining the folk-art warmth and graphic appeal of Moroccan symbolism and energetic colors, this vintage Moroccan rug blends well with modernist decor and will add much needed color to a monochromatic interior. Featuring a truly symbolic design that appears in cultures around world, the eight-point star carries various meanings within each culture utilizing it. In Chinese tradition, it represents the eight immortals while appearing in the eight paths in the way of Buddha. The eight-point star also universally symbolizes harmony, balance and cosmic order. Believed to protect the human spirit from negative energy and shield the human body from the elements, the hints of dyes that make their way into the rugs motifs and fringes have their own tale to tell. Vibrant colors vary from hues of rust, yellow, teal, light blue and black contrast beautifully on the creamy-beige field. In Berber culture, the color red symbolizes strength and protection, blue symbolizes wisdom, yellow represents eternity and green stands for peace. The lack of static designs in this eight pointed star rug gives it a free and unconstrained visual impact. While the patterns may seem whimsical and random they are very significant to the rug weavers life. The Berber women incorporate design elements from their personal experience into the rugs designs. The symbols are usually references to events and aspects of their daily life such as beliefs, birth, fertility, nature, femininity, life and spirituality.