Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ60

An unusual small Boujad featuring a combination of meandering lozenge chains, zig zags, and filled diamonds in cobalt blue and sea green. A neutral sandy ivory forms the foundation for the motifs, some of which appear to fade into the ground. Woven with a mixture of cotton and wool on a wool warp.

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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.4'10" x 2'8" / 1.47m x .81m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ60
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