Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ76

A small Boujad featuring a simple multicolored checkerboard pattern with a pixellated appearance. The network becomes less structured as it shifts across the field, ending in a flurry at one end. Woven in a vivid palette including green, purple, red, pink, yellow, and ivory. Wool and mixed fiber 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.5'3" x 3'10" / 1.6m x 1.17m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
rug no.BJ76
rug no.Inquire