Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ50

This stunning Boujad has generous proportions and exhibits an unusual color story and primitive drawing. The central female lozenge motifs have a wonderful visual contrast with the brick red to orange ground, with the top motifs knotted in a natural ivory and bright orange and the bottom displaying just an outline. A halo effect of violet was purposely knotted around the primary diamond, creating a glowing effect. A few solid bricks and random forms float amidst the composition, adding a few spontaneous moments. The bold borders of charcoal frame this majestic carpet. 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
circa.1960's - 1970's
dimensions.10'4" x 6'6" / 3.15m x 1.98m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ50
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