About Boucherouite Rugs
The Boucherouite (pronounced boo-shay-reet) loosely means used clothing or scrap. With an interesting history, these 'Rag Rugs' were first made in 1960s Morocco as populations moved away from agricultural occupations and farmed rug-making materials like wool and cotton became more scarce. Berber rugs have since been created using all sorts of found fibres like the synthetics lurex and nylon.
The Berber women often use a freestyle stitch and patterns are woven typically with an asymmetrical pattern or free-formed shapes are wonderfully colourful.