This is a rare 1960s vintage rug from the Boujad region of Morocco with a checkerboard design in shades of red, orange, brown and black. This traditional patterned rug is made of wool and has a textile base. It is a beautifully artistic rug.
Please note that there are two areas of repair to this rug, made during its lifetime (see photos). This is due to the natural wear and tear of an authentic rug that is more than 55 years old!
2.00 m x 1.35 m / 6' 7" x 4' 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!