Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The Boucherouite

the slightly more bohemian cousin of the Beni Ourain . . .?


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I was going through some photographs yesterday - the ones still sitting on my camera  . . .      
    (yes, organising images is yet another thing to add to an ever-growing 'to do' list)
 when I saw these pictures I took last year of some Boucherouite rugs on the medina wall of Assilah.
 The wall is an extension of my friend Omar's carpet shop, 
 a place where I have spent many an hour wading through his seemingly endless collection of carpets!



A far cry from the trendsetting heavyweight of Moroccan rugs, the Beni Ourain,
 but a bit more fun possibly?Now  I must confess to initially having been a little unsure of the often crazy designs, the wildly tangential colours, not to mention the whole rag thing . . . 

 But I am now a convert, and in no small measure I would suspect this is as a result of seeing them transformed when taken out of the medina and placed in less cluttered and more contemporary environments.


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I think they are perfect for childrens rooms  - the bright patterns, the rags, can all take a bit of wear and tear and even the odd spatter of fingerpaint without a family crisis ensuing . . .


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if you want one for your own home
 have a look  and shop here





If you want to know a little more about the history and production of these particular rugs,
 have a look here 
This website www.berber-arts.com 
is a great reference site for these and other Moroccan carpets


for links and credits, as well as more images
 have a look at our Pinterest board Moroccan Style and Design

or pop across to SF Girl by Bay 
and read her post : You Say Rug, I Say Boucherouite