Moroccan Boucherouite Rug

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Posted on Sun Mar 25 2018

A beautiful and unusual circa 1960s rug that is dominated by a gorgeous meandering chevron composition running through the piece. The hues are skillfully combined, with soft autumnal browns in addition to soft pastels and bold primaries. The overall effect remains subtle, and the aged patina adds to the charm of the rug. The pile lays flat and there is some restoration Size: 2.75m plus fringe by 1.32m We accept returns - you can buy in confidence Boucherouite (pronounced boo-shay-REET), is a word meaning in Arabic ‘a piece torn from used clothing’, or a ‘scrap’. Wonderfully extravagant in color, these Berber rugs make use of rag strips and yarns from recycled clothes, wool, cotton and even Lurex, threads of plastic cut from grain-transport bags, and nylon. Where original vegetable dyes were on the whole subtle, the dyes in these scraps are much brighter and bolder. The rugs can feature asymmetrical patterning and free-form shapes based on the tribal symbols and motifs used in wool carpets, such as lozenges, small squares, and chevron shapes.

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Mo Rachidi

Mo Rachidi

A husband and wife team, we started Maroc Tribal 10 years ago. We have built a reputation for our personal sourcing of vintage Moroccan rugs