A beautifully-woven vintage rug from the Boujad region of Morocco. Both cotton and wool have been used in the weaving. It features a colourful checkerboard pattern running the full length of the rug on both sides with a central lozenge pattern on a natural wool background. The back of the rug shows the use of textile weft, often used in Moroccan weaving. This gorgeous rug could be used as a runner or in a narrow space in your home.
A central woven panel with more traditional lozenge patterns contrasts nicely with the outer loosely woven checkerboard design of cotton strands. I like the way the weaver has also used cotton strands to form central alternate lozenge patterns of the rug which echoes the outer border. An attractive rug."
- Circa 1980
- 1.90 m x 0.90 m / 6' 3" x 2' 7"
- 4.4 kg
- Ref: BJD-ZRB-321
EU (excluding Greece): £25
Other countries: please enquire
About Boujad rugs
Rugs from the Boujad region of Morocco, woven by the women of the Al Haouz plain, can generally fall into three categories:
- Classic tribal designs featuring geometric shapes surrounded by a decorative border.
- Art rugs featuring checkerboard patterns or simply large blocks of colour, sometimes leading the designs to be compared with the works of artists such as Klee or Rothko.
- Abstract weavings – a creative mix of tribal motifs, shapes and lines in bright contrasting colours, sometimes accompanied by recognisable motifs of people, animals, teapots or scenes from memory.
The tribal art rugs made in this region are much sought-after due to their very creative nature. This really is tribal art at its best!
What is a 'vintage' Moroccan rug?
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