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BCXSY Showcases Rugs Woven By Bedouin Women from Locally Sourced Wool

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 15, 2011 @ 3:15 pm In Design,Eco Textiles,Milan Furniture Fair,News,Social Design | No Comments

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The Bedouin tribe [2] 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 [3] colors, woven with the wool of local desert sheep on ground looms.

Called Origin Part II: Balance, the seven woolen area rugs [4] 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.

+ BCXSY [5]

+ Milan Furniture Fair [6]

Via Dezeen [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/bcxsy-showcases-rugs-woven-by-bedouin-women-from-locally-sourced-wool/balance-3/

[2] The Bedouin tribe: http://inhabitat.com/jean-nouvel-unveils-sustainably-designed-national-museum-of-qatar/

[3] desert: http://inhabitat.com/underground-skyscraper-that-heals-the-scars-of-open-pit-mining/

[4] area rugs: http://inhabitat.com/awesome-area-rug-woven-from-recycled-bicycle-tires/

[5] + BCXSY: http://www.bcxsy.com/news/2011/salone-del-mobile-2011/

[6] + Milan Furniture Fair: http://www.inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair

[7] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/04/14/origin-part-ii-balance-by-bcxsy/#more-124570

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