This is a beautiful vintage Boujad rug with a traditional checkerboard design in shades of predominantly orange, reds and black, forming a diagonal pattern. The reverse of the rug shows the use of textile weft. At times, the textiles are allowed to peep through to the front of the rug, a technique often used by weavers in the 1970s and 80s, adding extra interest to the design and showcasing their creative flair. A stunning piece of tribal art.
1.65 m x 1.20 m / 5' 5" x 3' 11".
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!