A Boujad runner, 1990s-00s, with a distorted checkerboard design. The skillful composition, consisting of amorphous shapes that increasingly get smaller towards the upper edge of the rug, looks like an organically grown structure. Another great aspect is the weaver’s sense of color: the interplay between the warm shades in the lower part versus the rather cool shades in the upper area enriches the overall picture significantly.¬†Runner formats are very often found in the region of Boujad which is known for its eccentric and colorful designs.

272 × 90 cm
8'9" × 2'9"
cotton & 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.