Current Location:
Building B (MAK) -> 2nd Floor - Building B (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; 2nd fl; Rm B-2-106

Bedouin Rug Fragment

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.269.1
Artist:
Bedouin Artisan
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Hand-Spun Wool
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 34 in Width: 37 in
Description:
Fragment of Egyptian weaving with symmetric, geometric patterns. Mostly red with white and maroon triangles.
Historical Context:
The Bedouin, from the Arabic "badaw", are predominantly Muslim, desert-dwelling Arab nomadic pastoralist found throughout most of the desert belt extending from the Atlantic coast of the Sahara to the Arabian Desert. Their numbers have been decreasing consistently since the late 19th century. Bedouin weavers use 100% hand-spun wool to create a tonal rug that features undyed shades.