A charming rug, 1990s, from the Boujad region, with a naive, childlike drawing. Occasionally figurative representations, cheerful colored fields, zigzag lines and diamond motifs appear, as if randomly scattered on the field or tied together. The weaving culture in the Boujad region can be very diverse. This particular example represents the inherent colorful nature of the mixed culture with its various materials, bright colors and apparent narratives. All this is implemented with a lightness in gesture.

235 × 145 cm
7'7" × 4'7"
wool & cotton
very good


BOUJAD rugs are made by Arab tribes and Arabised Berber tribes but they are named after the town of Boujad. The surrounding region of this town lies in the western foothills of the Middle Atlas adjoining the Zaer tribal territory in the extreme western corner, and the town Beni Mellal at the northernmost edge of Western High Atlas. The knotted rugs have typically a low pile and are often made with mixed materials such as wool, cotton, textile scraps and industrial yarns. Their designs are often highly individual containing Berber motifs, motifs found in Rabat rugs, distorted checkerboard fields and gestural abstract patterns- all in lively colors.