Vintage Moroccan Boucherouite Carpet BU02

A colorful vintage Moroccan Boucherouite carpet from Talsint constructed predominantly in wool and cotton fibers, including a metallic silver thread woven into the warp. A recognizable Berber motif is combined with a lively Talsint palette of saturated orange and shades of purple on an ivory wool ground. Note some fringe loss.

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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.High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1970
dimensions.6' x 3'2" / 1.83m x .97m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BU02