BOUJAD RUNNER N° 261BJ
An exceptional runner, 1990s-00s, from the Boujad region displaying a psychedelic abstract drawing with a muted color combination. The design resembles patterns of older Rehamna rugs. These are often characterized by a strong abstract character with an inexplicable development during their creation. Runner formats are very often found in the region of Boujad which is known for its eccentric and colorful designs.
310 × 95 cm
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 is 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 often featuring highly individual designs with Berber motifs, themes from Rabat rugs, distorted checkerboard fields and gestural abstract patterns in lively colors.