Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ56

This vintage Boujad features an unusual graphic motif structure with a monochromatic red field and hints of faded purple and salmon. Black and ivory pixelated forms are abstracted across the field, with agricultural elements appearing at the top and bottom of the piece. The lower portion transforms into a blurred landscape, contrasting the more structured composition above. 100% wool on a cotton warp.

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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.8'9" x 5'9" / 2.66m x 1.74m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ56
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