Boucherouite Rug with Centralised Design

Circa 1990
Middle Atlas, Morocco
Recycled Yarn
180 x 100 cm
5'10" x 3'3"

It’s quite unusual to see a boucherouite rug with a more formal design arrangement such as this example, characterised by a naive, simplified rendition of a centralised pattern. The weaver reduces the design to a series of fields layered upon each other, although she makes us lose our bearings by offsetting the central diamond, juxtaposing it between differently coloured backgrounds. Works such as this were almost unknown outside Morocco until recent times, and represent a very intimate and non-commercial facet of Berber weaving.

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