Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ_111

A flurry of scattered checker motifs shifts in and out of focus, lending a dynamic sense of movement and depth to this vintage carpet from the Boujad region. The weaver’s use of color further emphasizes the composition’s rhythm. Knotted in a lively palette of poppy red, orange, and apricot with glimpses of violet, celadon, and charcoal. 100% wool with a lustrous hand and patina.

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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.7'5" x 4'11" / 2.26m x 1.5m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ_111
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