Vintage Moroccan Boucherouite Carpet BU06

A lively boucherouite from the Boujad region knotted in a vibrant palette orange, coral red, pink, cobalt blue, turquoise, pale yellow, grass green and black. Berber female and male symbolism includes abstract lozenges, v formations and bar motifs. Woven with a combination of recycled cotton and fixed fibers.

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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.1980's
dimensions.10'3" x 5'4" / 3.12m x 1.62m
pile height.Low
fringe length.7"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BU06