Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ27

This vintage Boujad narrates an intriguing story, shifting from a geometric brick network at one end to Arab influenced symbolism near the bottom. The Berber motifs (bricks filled with lozenges, double triangles and rod forms) create a colorful symmetry, adding an urban influence to the composition. The adapted Arab Mihrab symbols (barbed medallion) are organized within horizontal bands, along with an adjacent variation on the hamsa form filled with vibrating lozenges. Knotted in a unique palette of brick red, bright pink, orange, celadon green, dark purple and black wool. 100% wool on a multicolored 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
dimensions.9'5" x 6'1" / 2.9m x 1.85m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ27