Boujads are woven from Arab tribes and arabised Berber tribes located on the western foothills of the Middle Atlas, between the towns of Boujad and Beni Mellal. Boujad rugs are among the most colourful representations of Berber woven art. This vintage example displays a chequerboard pattern with a vertical arrangement of colours rather than the more typical one where neighbouring squares are in contrasting shades on all the four sides. The small format makes this little jewel particularly desirable as an accent rug. It is quite finely woven for Berber standards with very soft wool.