Souk in the City
Vintage Boujad Runner
unique vintage wool berber rug
Moroccan rugs are hand woven by Berber women of the tribal region specified. Each rug can take a few months to year to complete. The weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations. From modern designs to vintage abstract form this is a way the Berber women carefully preserve their heritage of technique and knowledge passing down messages in wool from one generation to another creating textiles full of life and charm.
Region: Boujaad rugs are hand woven pile rugs from a small region in the Middle Atlas. These rugs are all individually crafted by hand, typically very colorful and may be slightly asymmetrical in their shape and pattern with some minor imperfections.
Place of Origin: Handcrafted in Morocco
Dimensions: runner 95 x 280 cm
Colors: shades of grey, beige, mauve and a soft yellow
I found this stunning vintage piece during one of my many purchasing trips to Marrakech, Morocco, in the heart of the carpet souk.
It shows more signs of age than some other pieces, but I especially loved this rug for its imperfections and the mix of the kilim weave pattern from the base that shimmers through the knotted side. It’s also a little thinner than classic pile rugs, feels more like a kilim - an homage to the craftmanship of Moroccan rug weaving…