Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ25

This generously sized vintage Boujad displays two prominent lozenges surrounded by smaller meandering lozenges, V-formations, and bar motifs. Protective side borders consisting of male rods and zigzag/snake motifs frame the composition. Knotted on an an abrashed field of pomegranate and magenta, with vibrant contrasting symbolism knotted in orange, mint green, pink, violet, charcoal and ivory wool. 100% wool.

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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.11'6" x 6'6" / 3.5m x 1.98m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.4"
rug no.BJ25
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