Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ63

This Boujad features classic female symbolism combined with a colorful yet soft palette of orange, salmon, brick red, saffron yellow, faded purple, and ivory. A network of empty and filled lozenges in varying scale overlays an abrashed color field. Prominent bands of male rectangular forms provide several breaks in the motif structure, lending a more modern feel to the piece. 100% wool with a beautiful time faded patina.

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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.9'11" x 6'2" / 3.04m x 1.87m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ63
rug no.Inquire