Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ19

With a strong emphasis on color and geometry, this more recent Boujad carpet offers its own unique interpretation of Berber symbolism. Horizontal bands of open and filed lozenges are bordered by vertical zig zag motifs, finished with a multicolor chessboard motif at one end. The abrashed field of deep reds and browns creates a foundation for the vibrant pattern. Woven in 100% wool.

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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.1990's-2000's
dimensions.8'4" x 5'1" / 2.54m x 1.54m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Excellent
rug no.BJ19