Posted on January 24, 2018.
A striking vintage boucherouite rug, woven using various different scraps of used textiles, with a lovely palette of deep and light pastels.
An authentic vintage item with some slight wear and patina
Size : 1.85m plus fringe by 1.31m
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Boucherouite (pronounced boo-shay-REET), is a word meaning in Arabic ‘a piece torn from used clothing’, or a ‘scrap’. Wonderfully extravagant in color, these Berber rugs make use of rag strips and yarns from recycled clothes, wool, cotton and even Lurex, threads of plastic cut from grain-transport bags, and nylon. Where original vegetable dyes were on the whole subtle, the dyes in these scraps are much brighter and bolder. The rugs can feature asymmetrical patterning and free-form shapes based on the tribal symbols and motifs used in wool carpets, such as lozenges, small squares, and chevron shapes.
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