This is a stunning 1970s woollen rug from the Boujad region of Morocco, predominantly vibrant orange and black in colour, with horizontal lines in shades of blue and green breaking the vertical line pattern into blocks. The reverse shows the textile weft, which randomly shows through and adds extra interest to the rug. A piece of artwork akin to that of modern painters. A rare find. It would look just as good in a contemporary home as in a more traditional home.
Just wait for the lovely comments when your guests see this rug in situ! The wool is a beautiful shade of orange that matches nicely with the black, giving a wavy line appearance to the rug. The contrasting stripes add personality. Beautiful."
- Circa 1970
- 2.85 m x 1.85 m / 9' 4" x 6' 1"
- 9.4 kg
- Ref: BJD-ZRB-316
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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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