Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ53

A time worn Boujad creatively woven in a palette of abrashed reds, ranging from faded pink to deep terra cotta, with accents of contrasting charcoal grey and ivory. An abstracted Berber story is narrated through symbols including floating lozenges, ladder forms, agricultural motifs, effigies and other glyphs. 100% wool with a low pile and finely knotted construction.

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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.5'4" x 3'10" / 1.63m x 1.17m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ53
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