Vintage Moroccan Boucherouite Carpet BU03

A very nice quality Boucherouite with a female broken lozenge network in dark brown filling the fire red/orange field. Knotted in all wool pile on a cotton warp/weft with multicolor fringe in navy, olive, burgundy, and tan. Hints of the Boucherouite rag foundation glimpse through the pile, adding further texture and interest to the piece.

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Boucherouite

A common utilitarian rug made in all regions of Morocco woven of recycled cloth, most often cotton clothing and other various fibers. Some of the patterns are more extreme while others take on a more traditional look. Many of the more elaborate colorful examples play a specific role in the Berber home. The Berbers are innately superstitious, and feel wild patterns and vibrant colors can help ward off negative energy and evil spirits. Many Boucherouites can be found in the entryways of homes throughout the region. It is believed that the bright colors and striking patterns confuse the evil eye and prevent the home from taking in unwanted guests.

tribe.Boucherouite
region.Plains, Morocco
circa.1970
dimensions.6'6" x 4' / 1.98m x 1.22m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BU03