Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ38

A more recent very unique Boujad in terms of both pattern and color, with a strong urban influence. Vertical male sawtooth chain motifs dominate, with areas of open chessboards adding a graphic element to the composition. Other abstract agricultural forms appear near the bottom of the piece. Woven in a dense pile of faded purples and oranges with accents of jet black. Flat weave bands finish both ends. 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.9'6" x 6'7" / 2.89m x 2m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ38