Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 8th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 8th Floor; Room 830; Left of the front desk.

Bedouin Rug Fragment

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.519.2
Artist:
Bedouin Artisan
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Hand-spun Wool
Date:
circa 2005
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 24 in
Description:
Rug fragment, woven with various diamond pattern in brown, black and red. There is off-white stiching around all 4 edges.
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 natural shades.