2'9" x 5'7" (84cm x 170cm) Morocco, High Atlas: Late 20th Century Knotted pile: wool, cotton
A Moroccan rag rug, woven with cut-up pieces of fabric from old clothes, etc. - boucherouite means rag or torn cloth in Moroccan Arabic. A relatively recent phenomenon, such weavings are products of socio-economic changes in Moroccan society, with nomadic tribes settling in towns, abandoning animal husbandry and losing access to wool. A very creative, artistic response by talented Moroccan women to changing life circumstances. This is a very lovely example in small format. In addition to being used as a floor rug, it would also make a great wall hanging.