Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ09

This painterly Boujad displays a meandering lozenge network organized in several sections across the composition. The pattern shifts from vibrant saturated hues of filled lozenges to a more minimal and neutral palette towards the center. Another palette is introduced at the bottom, and appears to follow a different train of thought. A combination of wool and mixed fiber pile knotted on a boucherouite ground and 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.10'10" x 5' 9"/ 3.3m x1.75m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ09
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