Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ74

This small Boujad exhibits a field of abstracted partial lozenge motifs that appear to dissolve in and out of the field. Horizontal bands visually break up the motifs further, creating a strong sense of movement. Knotted in red, orange, pale celadon, and charcoal wool, with some cotton present in the weft and warp. The ground structure appears through the pile, offering hints of additional colors throughout.

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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 3'4" / 1.78m x 1.02m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ74
rug no.Inquire