BCXSY is displaying a series of seven one of a kind rugs made by Bedouin women at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. The Eindhoven designers joined forces with SIDREH in support of Lakiya Negev weaving. This non-profit group enables a group of women otherwise alienated from their traditional ways amidst an increasingly modern society to make a living from weaving rugs. And, unlike mass-produced factory rugs, the wool for these is sourced locally, making them a totally-sustainable decorative item.
The Bedouin tribe have survived the harsh conditions of the Negev desert in Israel for hundreds of years. Recently, though, they have been displaced by encroaching development. BCXSY’s project enables the women to maintain their tradition (with a decidedly modern, high quality twist) and support their families. The result is a series of rugs inspired by desert colors, woven with the wool of local desert sheep on ground looms.
Called Origin Part II: Balance, the seven woolen area rugs are composed of different combinations of four rugs. Depending on the size of the area, the multi-color rugs are configured in unconventional ways. They were launched at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi via Matteo Bandello.