Berber Ragtime

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April 1, 2011
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  This 2'5" by 3'3" rug is an improvised interpretation of crazy quilt designs.
    This 2'5" by 3'3" rug is an improvised interpretation of crazy quilt designs.
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  A 1'5" by 2'6" Mondrianesque boucherouite.
    A 1'5" by 2'6" Mondrianesque boucherouite.
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  Another crazy quilt interpretation, measuring 1'8" by 3'1".
    Another crazy quilt interpretation, measuring 1'8" by 3'1".
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  A 4'6" by 7' collage of stripes and diamonds, motifs found in traditional Moroccan carpets.
    A 4'6" by 7' collage of stripes and diamonds, motifs found in traditional Moroccan carpets.
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  A 3' by 6'10" runner size, typical of more Arabian designs emphasizing symmetry and regularity.
    A 3' by 6'10" runner size, typical of more Arabian designs emphasizing symmetry and regularity.
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  Measuring 4'7" by 4'10", this nearly square rug is highly geometric.
    Measuring 4'7" by 4'10", this nearly square rug is highly geometric.
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  A fluid, pastel interpretation of a crazy quilt, at 1'8" by 2'10".
    A fluid, pastel interpretation of a crazy quilt, at 1'8" by 2'10".
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  The Fort Street Studio owners consider this 3'1" by 8'7" runner to fall into a light category of boucherouites, emphasizing texture, striping and geometry.
    The Fort Street Studio owners consider this 3'1" by 8'7" runner to fall into a light category of boucherouites, emphasizing texture, striping and geometry.
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  Another light category sample, at 4'6" by 7'3", with purposefully heavy lines intersecting the pastel colorway.
    Another light category sample, at 4'6" by 7'3", with purposefully heavy lines intersecting the pastel colorway.
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  The staff at Fort Street Studio says they are “stumped” by the cross motif in this striking 4'3" by 8'5" example, with a tricolor fringe.
    The staff at Fort Street Studio says they are “stumped” by the cross motif in this striking 4'3" by 8'5" example, with a tricolor fringe.
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  More diamonds, boldly interpreted in a 3'4" by 5'8" rug.
    More diamonds, boldly interpreted in a 3'4" by 5'8" rug.
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  Rife with birth and fertility symbols, this 4' by 4'7" rug is unique to the group.
    Rife with birth and fertility symbols, this 4' by 4'7" rug is unique to the group.
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  A 2'11" by 9'7" study in variegated color against solid color; the geometric forms are fertility imagery.Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    A 2'11" by 9'7" study in variegated color against solid color; the geometric forms are fertility imagery.

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