JURGEN ADAM COLLECTION N° 255 Adam
A very rare Beni Zemmour rug, 1950-1960, from the northern Boujad region. Designs from the Beni Zemmour are often inspired by urban Rabat carpets (see the 8-point stars), usually on a purple background, or can be informal and wild. This example seems to draw from both concepts: it shows two completely different designs strictly divided in two fields. This rug can be found under no.94 in the catalogue (see below).
Jurgen Adam began collecting in the 1960s and started working with the material at an early stage, so he had access to pieces that have long since disappeared from the market. His collection include pile carpets from Rehamna and the region surrounding the city of Boujad, as well as a group of highly unusual pieces and a large number of monochrome carpets from the Middle Atlas.
Please see the catalogue Marokkanische Teppiche und die Kunst der Moderne (published by Arnoldsche in 2013) accompanying the exhibit Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art shown at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich from September 14, 2013 January 5, 2014. To inquire about the availability of individual pieces please get in touch via the link below.
272 × 175 cm