Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ36

A wonderful time worn Boujad creatively executed in a palette of abrashed reds, ranging from pink to deep terracotta, with accents of warm grey and orange punctuating the composition. An abstract Berber message of symbols includes distorted lozenges, ladder forms, agricultural motifs, effigies and other glyphs. Several areas of restoration are present, which do not detract from the overall quality or character of the piece. 100% wool with a densely knotted construction.

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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
dimensions.7'3" x 6'1" / 2.2m x 1.85m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ36