Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ03

This vintage Boujad has a painterly lozenge network, shifting from more regular geometric forms at one end to a meandering freeform pattern at the other. Zig zag/snake protection motifs frame the composition along both selvedges. Vibrantly woven in a time faded palette of orange, apricot, bright pink, sea green, lavender, charcoal, light grey, and ivory. Finished with a patterned flat weave band at one end. All wool with the exception of a few knots of turquoise cotton fibers.

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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.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1940-1950
dimensions.9'2" x 5'10" / 2.79m x 1.78m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ03