Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ33

This vibrant example from the Boujad region is knotted in a palette of grass green, celadon green, orange, fluorescent pink, cobalt blue, coral, salmon, yellow and dark brown. A vertical chain of abstract lozenges dominates the center of the composition, with a confetti of brick forms scattered across the field. A single zig zag motif balances the male/female symbology in the piece. Woven with a combination of wool and recycled mixed fibers.

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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.8'2" x 3'11" / 2.48m x 1.19m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5" and 2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ33
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