Berber Tribes of Morocco

Consigned, Vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite Rug, 3'7x6'2

74767 A vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite rug. Boucherouite rugs were woven by Berber women in brilliant color palettes portraying the rich history of the Berber tribes' African influence. This hand-knotted wool and cotton Moroccan boucherouite rug features a striking geometric composition of compartmentalized diamonds and cubes on an abrashed field. Jewel tones of sapphire, amethyst, topaz, peridot and aquamarine compete for attention on variegated patches of col tones of sapphire, amethyst, topaz, peridot and aquamarine compete for attention on variegated patches of color patterned with brilliant toned cubes. While the pattern may seem whimsical and random, it is very telling of the rug weaver's personal experience and life events. The Moroccan carpet features a diamond lozenge shape on one side, which holds great symbolism in ancient Berber rug-making. The diamond is known to represent femininity and womanhood, as well as predicting a pregnancy. Squares represent an enclosed space symbolizing a safe abode of permanence and security. Uniquely woven with recycled materials, such as cotton and wool, giving the rugs a colorful boho chic style. Boucherouite rugs are known as Moroccan rag rugs. Hand-knotted wool and cotton. Made in Morocco. Berber tribes of Morocco. Measures: 03'07 x 06'02.CREATOR: Berber Tribes of Morocco (Weaver)PRODUCTION TIME: Available NowIN THE STYLE OF: TribalPLACE OF ORIGIN: MoroccoDATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1980-1989PERIOD: Late 20th CenturyMATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Hand-Knotted Wool, Hand-Knotted CottonCONDITION: GoodWEAR: Wear consistent with age and use. read more