Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ52

This Boujad reads like an abstract painting with a strong architectural and landscape reference. The ground of faded salmon and pink wool is contrasted with connected lozenge motifs knotted in green and ivory. Moments of the multicolored cotton ground are visible through the pile. Woven in a mixture of wool and mixed fibers, and finished with multicolored fringe.

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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.5'10" x 4'6" / 1.79m x 1.39m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ52
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