This is a vintage flat-woven rug from the Boujad region with boucherouite (recycled textiles) embellishment, made circa 1980. It features a raised zigzag pattern of added textiles in a variety of colours on a multi-coloured base made of woven textiles. It does not have any fringing. This lovely rug could be used as a runner or for decoration.
I love the fact that this pretty multicoloured rug is made entirely of recycled textiles. The base is woven using textiles and textile knots are added to make the raised pattern. Very unusual.
2.45 m x 0.80 m / 8 ' x 2' 7".
Rugs from the Boujad region of Morocco, woven by the women of the Haouz plain, are very creative and will add a touch of ethnic flair to any home. These tribal art rugs are also very collectible. Some of our vintage Boujad rugs feature more traditional square or checkerboard patterns which give them a structure unlike carpets from other regions of Morocco. Others are wild, spontaneous and carefree, the weaver seemingly throwing caution to the wind as she incorporates multitudes of exceptionally bright colours, lines, tribal symbols and motifs into her unique design. She may play with one particular colour palette or with light and shade; she may add a person, an animal or a scene from memory. Each Boujad rug is truly unique. Tribal art at its best!