— Boucherouite Moroccan Rugs —
Boucherouite Moroccan rugs (from Arabic dialect “boucharouette” which means torn material) are handmade for home use since the early ‘50s/’60s by Berber women in the Middle and High Atlas in Morocco, using recycled materials, fragments of discarded materials, of cotton, synthetic fibers, rarely wool.
These Moroccan rugs, despite being made with recycled and poor materials, have nothing of the modest workmanship, but on the contrary they seem more often paintings than carpets to walk on.Their bright designs and colors offer amazing graphics and color references to works by modern and contemporary art masters (Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian, to name a few).
Unlike most of the European weaving techniques based on pre-established models, Berber women realize these carpets without predefined designs, through the free movement of their fingers, just as different strokes create a painting. In this way they can express in complete freedom, without any premeditation, their sensitivity, their creativity and imagination.
The gorgeous Boucherouite Moroccan rugs are soft on the floor, but also perfect for hanging on the walls, as well as a shining example of upcycling. In addition, with their wonderful explosion of colors they illuminate any environment, giving a strong personality to the room.