A small Boujad rug from the Gharb region, 1980s, displaying a checkerboard field intermingled with different motifs based on urban rugs from Rabat. A fun mix of materials paired with a rather funky design, give this rug a cheerful character. 

158  × 94 cm
5'1" × 3'
wool, goat hair, industrial fibers & recycled textiles


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.