Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ22

A painterly Boujad with large distorted lozenge chains, some filled with recognizable Berber symbology while other areas take on a more creative approach. Asymmetrical side borders containing protection symbolism frame the composition. Knotted in an unusual palette of pale mint green, orange, light and dark sable brown, crimson red, and golden yellow. Fine silky wool pile 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.7'4" x 3'11" / 2.23m x 1.19m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8"
rug no.BJ22
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