This is a unique vintage tribal rug handmade in the Azilal region of Morocco circa 1990. It combines wool, cotton and boucherouite (recycled textiles). Two large lozenge shapes in bright colours form the central panel of this vintage rug, each one outlined in multi-coloured stripes. Traditional Berber symbols have also been incorporated into the design. This unusual rug is a riot of colour and would look lovely in any home.
Red and green lozenges, the colours of the Moroccan flag, surrounded by multicoloured recycled textiles. The ivory woollen band has two motifs – are they more lozenges or are they light bulbs? Or do they represent two children? Who knows? Only the woman who created this piece of art. A mystery to the rest of us. That’s why I love it.
1.85 m x 1.40 m / 6' 1" x 4' 7".
Breaking all the rules of carpet design, boucherouite rugs are simply unique. They are often made in mountainous areas where wool is scarce. By adding pieces of material, yarn from recycled clothing, as well as wool, to the traditional cotton weft, an abstract design and form like no other is created. Sometimes the weft itself is also made from textiles. Amazigh (Berber) women from all over the mountainous regions of Morocco make these carpets and may incorporate their own imaginative stance, tribal symbols and beliefs into their creation. Colours and patterns are blended to produce truly stunning works of art. In our collection we have vintage boucherouite rugs from several regions of Morocco. Many of these would look amazing as either floor rugs or as artistic wall hangings.