Vintage Moroccan Boucherouite Carpet BU01

This woven vintage Moroccan Boucherouite is very bold and graphic with its diagonal striped pattern and lively palette. Very good quality and construction, 100% cotton.

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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.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1970
dimensions.5'1" x 3'7" / 1.54m x 1.09m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BU01