Thursday, June 13, 2013

Design Trend: Boucherouite Rugs

Design Trend: Boucherouite Rugs

Vivid colors, exotic patterns, hand-woven design – all of these can be found in Morocco’s boucherouite rugs. The “rag rugs”, created using scraps of various materials, are perfect for these Spring and Summer months. Whether hung on the wall or laid on the floor, the boucherouite rug is a bright and colorful home accessory.

 Design Trend: Boucherouite Rugs

While many rugs from Morocco and the Middle East have histories that are centuries old, the boucherouite rug was developed in the 20th Century. The time period is likely responsible for the funky patterns, and wild colors that you can see in each design.

 Design Trend: Boucherouite Rugs

Truly upcycled pieces, the word “boucherouite” comes from the Arabic phrase meaning torn and reused clothing. Weavers in the Berber culture used a mix of materials to design these fascinating multi-colored creations that are almost too beautiful to walk upon.

 Design Trend: Boucherouite Rugs

Now, in the 21st Century these patchwork pieces of art are making a comeback. The fun and eclectic designs add color and whimsy to modern white spaces, and are a complement to colorful interiors. Though intended for the floor, these intricately created rugs are fun and fashionable works of art. If you don’t feel like walking on it, mount your boucherouite rug on the wall for a cool artistic feature. You can even layer one behind the bed and create a one-of-a-kind headboard.

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