This is a gorgeous rug from the Boujad region of Morocco made circa 1980 from cotton and wool with a rich colour palette. It features several strips of patterned wool pile carpet integrated seamlessly with cotton. The result is a beautiful rug of mixed materials with an unusual appearance. A truly unique piece.
Wow, this rug has a bit of everything in it – wool pile, cotton, traditional lozenge patterns, modern block design, woven bands. It is a veritable feast for the senses. Most definitely a unique art piece!"
- Circa 1980
- 2.50 m x 1.25 m / 8' 2" x 4' 1"
- 6.0 kg
- Ref: BJD-BCH-320
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!
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