Vintage Boucherouite Berber Rug

03088
Period
Circa 1990
Origin
Morocco
Materials
Cotton — Industrial Yarns
Status
Available
Size
90 cm x 67 cm
2'11" x 2'2"

Woven by using exclusively recycled yarns of various type, ranging from cotton to lurex, boucherouite Berber rugs represent a unique facet of Moroccan textile art. These are the product of semi-illiterate Berber people living in small villages and having very limited economic means, for whom making a floor covering by using recycled yarns is the only affordable solution. The pattern here is composed of concentric niche-like forms, suggesting that it was used as a small, personal transportable prayer rug. One can only marvel at the amount of creativity shown in these art works.

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