Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ06

Horizontal bands of dashed bars across the field lend a digital effect and modern feel to this vintage Boujad carpet. Knotted in a palette of tangerine, rose, brick red, celadon green, pale yellow, and ivory with hints of purple and turquoise. All wool pile and weft on a multicolor cotton warp.

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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.8'6" x 4'8" / 2.59m x 1.42m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.5"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BJ06