A colorful rug from the Boujad region, 1990s-00s, with a vivacious composition that stands out in its genre. Starting with a row of diamonds at the bottom the clear shapes slowly transform into vertical thick lines. The bold colors underline the vivid appearance of this rug enhancing its unique character. Runner formats are often found in the region of Boujad which is known for eccentric and colorful designs.

7'5" × 2'6"
230 × 80 cm
industrial yarns
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.