Moroccan "Boucherouite" Runner

2'8" x 10'1" (81cm x 307cm)
Morocco: Late 20th Century
Knotted pile: cotton rag, fabric pieces
A Moroccan rag rug, woven in rare runner format, entirely 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.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean

Narrow & Long, Shag