An eye-catching vintage boucherouite rug from the Azilal region of Morocco, made circa 1980. Pieces of textiles have been recycled to make this fabulous multicoloured rug. Even the backing is made from tightly woven textiles. Easily washable and totally unique, this rug is perfect for brightening up any area of your home.
Recycling is always a good thing – and to make a rug that is so pretty by combining materials so cleverly, I’m impressed with the result. It's bigger than your average boucherouite too!
2.40 m x 1.35 m / 7' 10" x 4' 5".
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.