Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ10

This extraordinary vintage Boujad carpet is a true collector's piece. This piece exemplifies what we love about weavings from this tribe: color palette, rich story telling, personality, and plenty of character. A central distorted lozenge appears at the center, flanked by an intriguing combination of motifs that read like timelines. These motifs provide different versions of a story allowing the viewer to translate the two messages independently or to be read as a whole. A combination of natural and synthetic dyes are used including faded red, a rare green indigo, orange, bright pink, brick red, sky blue and shades of natural grey. Primarily wool content with small amounts of cotton present.

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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.1950's
dimensions.9'4" x 6'6" / 2.84m x 1.98m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ10