Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ13

A stunning example of a vintage Moroccan Boujad, this is a modern work of art for the floor. The strong composition features a central zig zag motif with flanking lozenges on both sides. The unusual and very attractive color palette combines bright pink, apricot, magenta, celadon green/grey, charcoal, orange and ivory. 100% wool knotted on a red/orange 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.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1950's-1960's
dimensions.10'2" x 6'3" / 3.09m x 1.9m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ13