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  • Abašan
  • Abašan

The Hidden Tribe

Abašan

$550

2.64m X 1.64m
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Meaning: Black

  • Description: Boucherouite is a one-of-a-kind vintage recycled rag rug. Berber women who cannot afford wool would use worn out clothes or rugs to create these rugs. While the initial reason behind the making of these carpets was necessity, nowadays and due to market demand more and more berber women are making them to satisfy the customer demand of such retro items. 
  • Origin:  Zayane region.
  • Dimension: 2.64m x 1.64m ,  8'7" X 5'4"
  • Technique: Pile knot weave.
  • Decoration: Black monochrome field. red and white border.
  • Knot style: Symmetric
  • Fringe: Thick, plaited and stopped by a simple knot
  • Material: Yarn
  • Wrap: White
  • Weft: black for the field, red and white for the main border.
  • Bottom end: stopped by a horizontal white braid. 
  • Top end: Finished by an assemblage of white threads into little fringes and a horizontal black thread.

Care and Cleaning:

Buying a rug is similar to buying an old vintage bottle of wine, both need a certain care in order to withstand time and surrounding conditions. Contrary to what most people think, foot traffic doesn’t mess berber carpets, it actually gives them a beautiful vintage look over the years. What can damage the carpet's fibers over time is the dust brought in by the foot traffic. 
We get asked a lot this question by our clients. The answer isn’t simple since every rug is different and the caring process will depend on several factors such as:
  • The kind of rug (Flat-weave, Knotted…etc)
  • The foot traffic
  • The rugs placement (Floor, sofa, or wall) 
Vacuuming a rug is the best way to go for the majority of rugs, preferably once a week and once a year or every three years we recommend to have the rug professionally washed.
The Hanbel (falt-weave) can also be vacuumed as long as it doesn’t have sequins, if it does you want to take it outside and shake it.
This blog has very specific and accurate instructions on how to clean and vacuum your wool rug, it’s worth your time in order to assure the longevity of your conversation piece.

 

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