Boucherouite Rugs: an intro •••

Unlike other Moroccan rugs, which are typically made from wool, Boucherouite rugs are made from scraps of whatever material is available, including synthetic fabrics from old clothes or even remnants of other rugs. The name Boucherouite comes from the Arabic, “bu sherwit,” meaning “rag,” or “scrap of used clothing." The word speaks to the unremarkable origins of each piece. What makes these upcycled artworks special, however, is the fantastic array of patterns and colors they can contain.The new style was born following economic, social and cultural changes in rural areas of Morocco. Wool used as raw material for the manufacture...