Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ_151

A story of artistic expression with four distinct chapters separated by horizontal bands, this lively vintage Boujad features chains of lozenges that appear to evolve and misalign as they drift across the field. Floating block and ladder motifs dot the composition. A palette of grass green, salmon red, dark brown and pale pink emphasize the playful nature of the piece. Constructed with a mixture of lustrous wool and cotton (green).

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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.11' x 5' / 3.35m x 1.52m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ_151
rug no.Inquire blow