Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ16

This colorful Boujad exhibits an overall lozenge network knotted in a faded palette of coral red, magenta, celadon green,, dark brown, charcoal grey and pale yellow. The pattern displays a few breaks, with a horizontal zig zag form and a connected chain of lozenges, adding moments of spontaneity. The selvedge border is wider on one side, adding further asymmetry to the composition. Primarily wool with some cotton fibers present in the weft, common for utilitarian carpets from this region.

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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.7'6" x 4'9" / 2.28m x 1.44m
pile height.Low
fringe length.None
rug no.BJ16
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