Vintage Moroccan Boujad Carpet BJ87

This monochromatic Boujad features layers of abrashed poppy, carmine red, and pink with an overall lozenge network in ivory that appears etched into the surface. Bands of charcoal grey weft appear beneath the pile, lending depth and texture to the piece. Wool construction with the exception of some cotton in the warp. A time worn patina highlights this carpet’s story.

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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.8'5" x 5'11" / 2.56m x 5'11"
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BJ87
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