Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ70

An unusual flat weave piece from the Boujad region featuring an enigmatic large motif in vibrant orange that appears to emerge from the magenta field. Clusters of floating rod and V-formations are embroidered onto the surface creating a textural chainlike effect. The colorful palette also includes hints of turquoise, emerald, grey/blue, charcoal, and ivory. Woven in wool on a multicolored 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.6'1" x 4'2" / 1.85m x 1.27m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ70
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