Gallery: BCXSY Showcases Rugs Woven By Bedouin Women from Locally Sourc...

 
Marginalized after living in the desert for hundreds of years, Bedouin women are able to derive an income from weaving these rugs.

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.

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