Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJR01

A colorful runner from the Boujad region woven in a vivid palette of bright orange, electric blue, yellow, grass green and black. A vertical lozenge chain dominates the center of the composition, abruptly shifting and losing its protective borders of male checker motifs. Additional smaller lozenges appear to vibrate across the field. Woven in a mixture of wool and recycled fibers.

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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.1980's
dimensions.10' X 3'4" / 3.04m x 1.01m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJR01