Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ_107

This piece from the Boujad region features a lively palette, painterly feel, and smaller size making it a gem of a carpet. Sporadic abstracted lozenge motifs are inserted into a field of shifting brick and checker patterns. A palette of fire red, teal, periwinkle, yellow, and dark brown further emphasize its creative spirit. Constructed in a combination of wool and mixed fibers 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.9’3” x 3’11” / 2.82m x 1.19m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ_107
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