Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ28

An unusual find, this striking Boujad hanbel (flat weave) is a more refined example than the traditional monochromatic pieces commonly found from this tribe. Horizontal bands of varying thicknesses in faded orange, reds, grass green and charcoal are met by substantial sawtooth borders along both selvedges. 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.1960's-1970's
dimensions.11'11" x 6'1" / 3.63m x 1.85m
pile height.None
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ28
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