Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ34

A fantastic find, this Boujad hanbel (flat weave) carpet is a minimalist work of art. The banded palette of natural and synthetic green dyes creates a field of color in the center of the pieces, while flanked at either end by bands of red and black lines. The woven construction and dye lot shifts lends visual interest to the composition. 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.9'3" x 5'3" / 2.8m x 1.6m
pile height.None
fringe length.3"
rug no.BJ34
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