Artistic Moroccan “boucherouite” in beautiful pink tones.
W 140 cm. L 220 cm.
A boucherouite rug is a Moroccan rag rug, woven entirely with cut-up pieces of fabric from old clothes, etc. Boucherouite also means rag or torn cloth in Moroccan Arabic. This pink boucherouite is made out of cactus fibres.
A relatively recent phenomenon, such weavings are products of socio-economic changes in Moroccan society, with nomadic tribes settling in towns, abandoning animal husbandry and losing access to wool. A very creative, artistic response by talented Moroccan women to changing life circumstances.
This vintage boucherouite rug was produced in Morocco during the 1970s. It is in a good vintage condition. Can be used as carpet or hung to the wall as an art piece.