Vintage Moroccan Boucherouite Carpet BU08

This Boucherouite runner features an array of open lozenges interspersed with partial diamonds, organized both loosely and in more structured vertical chains. Female V formations are present at the top of the piece, while male zig zag motifs frame the bottom. Knotted in a heathered brown ground with abrashed pink, cobalt blue, salmon red, and peach composing the motif structure. Wool pile on a cotton warp with hints of multicolored Boucherouite throughout.

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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.

region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
dimensions.13' x 3'8" / 3.96m x 1.11m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8" and 8"
condition.Very Good
rug no.BU08
rug no.Inquire