Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ_106

An animated vintage Moroccan carpet from the Boujad region featuring distorted lozenges floating on a vibrant fire red and pink field. The weaver’s use of form and color creates a strong positive / negative interplay resulting in an optical effect. The motifs are filled with bright green and yellow pixels, lending a sense of noise and movement. Clusters of thoughtfully placed checker motifs break apart and regroup, further accentuating the playful nature of this piece. Deceivingly simple, yet creatively executed with all wool pile on a cotton warp.

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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.

region.Plains, Morocco
dimensions.6'3" x 5'4" / 1.9m x 1.63m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ_106
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