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