Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ45

A painterly Boujad composed of horizontal bands of agricultural forms, rod motifs and checker chains floating over a field of faded poppy red, brick red and burgundy. The motifs are knotted in celadon green, warm grey, orange, bright red and charcoal. Note the almost square proportions and very functional size. 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.1970's
dimensions.5' x 6' / 1.52m x 1.82m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ45
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