Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ43

This Boujad hanbel (flat weave) is a minimalist tonal example, with a field of abrashed horizontal bands in shades of green. Reversible with more fading evident on one side from use. 100% wool with a time aged patina.

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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.9'2" x 5' / 2.79m x 1.52m
pile height.None
fringe length.3" and 2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ43
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