Bedouin women from Israel are getting a name for themselves at the furniture fair in Milan, where their home-spun woolen rugs are on proud display as a prized example of high-end sustainable design. The Eindhoven designers BCXSY teamed up with SIDREH, the non-profit organization behind Lakiya Negev weaving to create these one-of-a-kind products.
SIDREH helps Bedouin women who lack the means to feed their families by providing them with a valuable skill. Using the wool of their own sheep, the women weave four different rugs – of colors inspired by the surrounding Negev desert – on ground looms.
Among their repertoire are four different rugs which can then be assembled in a variety of different configurations – large or small – to order. The exhibition Origin Part II: Balance features a collection of seven high quality but sustainable woolen rugs. The exhibition was launched at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi via Matteo Bandello in Milan.
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