Moroccan Boucherouite (Rag) Rugs

 

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The name ‘Boucherouite’ is from the Moroccan Arabic ‘bu sherwit’ which means a ‘scrap’ torn from a piece of clothing.  These colourful, hand loomed rag rugs, originating from the plains of Morocco, are made up from hundreds of scraps of household textiles including cotton, nylon, lurex and wool.  Their production started in the 1960’s and 1970’s when wool was becoming scarcer for the production of carpets for domestic use, and so it was necessary to find replacement materials.  Each of these brightly coloured rugs, with their abstract designs, is completely unique, a tribal work of art.  Extremely versatile in the contemporary home, Boucherouite are best displayed against a simple, uncluttered neutral backdrop, where their design and colour can really shout out.

 

vintage boucherouite
vintage boucherouite

Perfect for a child’s room, not only because of their interesting colour combinations, but also because they are completely washable!

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