Boucherouite Rug with Salt and Pepper Pattern

Circa 2000
Middle Atlas, Morocco
Recycled Yarn
153 x 103 cm
5'0" x 3'4"

Defined as bu sharwit (transliterated to boucherouite, meaning ‘made with scraps’), rugs of this type began to appear in the market at the turn of the millennium, representing one of the most basic levels of the rural weaving culture of Morocco. Woven with cut-out pieces of recycled cloth, these often result in rugs rich in visual poetry. In this densely woven example, the tightly packed array of very carefully chosen fabric scraps reminds us of a field of flowers in full bloom. 

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