Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ23

This painterly vintage Boujad exhibits a sporadically arranged lozenge network with meandering outlines, emphasizing movement throughout the piece. Knotted in orange, burnt sienna, and ivory with hints of magenta on an abrashed field of faded lavender. 100% wool pile and weft, woven on a multicolored cotton 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.Plains, Morocco
circa.1960's-1970's
dimensions.4'4" x 4'2" / 1.32m x 1.27m
pile height.Low
fringe length.10"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ23
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