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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
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.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/bcxsy-showcases-rugs-woven-by-bedouin-women-from-locally-sourced-wool/balance-3/
 The Bedouin tribe: http://inhabitat.com/jean-nouvel-unveils-sustainably-designed-national-museum-of-qatar/
 desert: http://inhabitat.com/underground-skyscraper-that-heals-the-scars-of-open-pit-mining/
 area rugs: http://inhabitat.com/awesome-area-rug-woven-from-recycled-bicycle-tires/
 + BCXSY: http://www.bcxsy.com/news/2011/salone-del-mobile-2011/
 + Milan Furniture Fair: http://www.inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/04/14/origin-part-ii-balance-by-bcxsy/#more-124570
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