Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ77

This colorful Moroccan Boujad exhibits a painterly composition of lozenges, triangles, and branch motifs meandering across the field. The imagery forms chains, then breaks up into scattered elements. The ground weave appears throughout, lending depth and texture. Mixed fiber boucherouite 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' x 5' / 1.52m x 1.52m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2" and 2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ77
rug no.SOLD