Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ08

An excellent smaller Boujad example with strong male symbolism and a vibrant color palette. Woven in bright orange and red boucherouite fibers on an abrashed green wool ground. Multicolored warp threads add a colorful touch to one end.

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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's
dimensions.5'6" x 2'4" / 1.70m x .70m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ08
Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ08