Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ18

This vintage Boujad has a painterly composition, shifting from abstract and primitive forms at the top, to more recognizable Berber motifs at the bottom. Geometric, chessboard, cross and other glyphs vaguely resembling agricultural forms are scattered across the open field of pale pink wool. The A rich story by the weaver is open to interpretation. Woven in a time faded palette of terracotta orange, faded pink, celadon green, olive, charcoal and ivory. Finished with a flat weave band at 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.1950's-1960's
dimensions.8'6" x 5'5" / 2.59m x 1.65m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5" and 4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ18