We’ve been lucky enough to receive a shipment of old, one of a kind Boucherouite rag rugs from Morocco! Boucherouite, (pronounced boo-shay-reet), is a rug style specific to rural tribes of Morocco. They came into existence to replace the traditional materials used for weaving in the 1960’s (mainly sheep’s wool) and are hand-loomed by Berber women from recycled rag strips and yarns from a variety of ‘found’ textile remnants including wool, cotton, synthetic fibres, Lurex, nylon and plastic – which is why they are also known as ‘rag rugs’. All one-of-a-kind pieces, these incredible rugs are an artwork in themselves, featuring improvisatory patterns and an array of expressive colour. The difficult choice is to decide whether it will adorn your wall or floor!
Although these are old pieces, these rugs are often used in a modern setting and are a different way of adding colour, pattern and dimension to a room. Like an artwork on the floor, their ‘unplanned’ pattern and skewed shape is all part of the beauty of these truly unique pieces.
Not to mention they look fantastic in a child’s bedroom for a touch of fun and whimsy – I’ve kept one for Jonah’s room!