Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ39

A unique time worn Boujad executed in a palette of plum, sky blue, steel grey, ivory and moss green. An abstract message of Berber symbols is created with geometric square and rectangular forms, and other glyphs vaguely resembling agricultural forms. Several areas of pile loss are present, which do not detract from the overall quality or character of this piece. 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.1940's-1950's
dimensions.6'11" x 5'5" / 2.1m x 1.65m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ39
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