This is a stunningly beautiful and rare 1970s saddle rug (most likely for a donkey or mule) from the Boujad region of Morocco. The creative pattern and design is reminiscent of a Paul Klee painting, featuring colour blocks of deep cerise pink, pale pinks, ivory, black and orange in a random checkerboard pattern with squares of random sizes. Unusually, the rug is square in shape. With fringing to one end, this is a beautiful piece, a rare find.
Paul Klee, eat your heart out - this Berber woman knows a thing or two about art. Just love the arrangement of patterns on this unique saddle rug, starting off with a more loosely woven block pattern, then becoming tighter for the rest of the rug, but maintaining the same colour palette and style. All finished off nicely with beautifully neat tassels. One for the wall in a place where it could be admired I would suggest!
1.05 m x 1.05 m / 3' 5" x 3' 5".
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!