Moroccan "Boucherouite" Rug

(DK-101-45)
5' x 6'7" (150cm x 198cm)
Morocco: Late 20th Century
Knotted pile: cotton rag, fabric pieces
$1,150 (Available)
Categories
Medium, Shag
Description
A Moroccan rag rug, woven 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