Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ02

Knotted in a palette of saturated red/orange, yellow/orange, and grass green, this vintage Moroccan Boujad carpet's composition includes a central abstract lozenge motif placed between horizontal bands of lozenges and tent structures. Multicolored cotton warp and fringe add an unexpected detail to the piece. A primitive yet modern statement, woven in 100% wool pile with a very dense construction.

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Boujad

An Arab urban center with both Arab and Arabized Berber tribes in the Haouz plains region east of Marrakech (between the Middle Atlas and Atlantic Ocean) named after the town of Boujad, which has an important carpet souk. Carpets from this region have similarities to those from the Middle Atlas, utilizing Berber motifs and similar structures, but tend to take on a more individualistic creative approach. Motifs are often distorted, and vast colors reflect an urban influence. These carpets can vary from an abstract side of weaving art to more precise symmetrical messages. Boujad carpets were not made for bedding but rather for use on the floor.

tribe.Boujad
region.Plains, Morocco
circa.1970
dimensions.7'10" x 6' / 2.39m x 1.83m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.6"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BJ02