"Boucherouite"

(DK-85-46)
4'6" x 6'5" (135cm x 193cm)
Morocco: Late 20th Century
Knotted pile: cotton rag, fabric pieces
(Sold)
Categories
Medium, Shag, Textiles, Blankets, etc
Description
A Moroccan rug, woven entirely with cut-up pieces of fabric from old clothes - 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