Thursday, March 17, 2011


"Boucherouite refers to a form of rag from rural areas of Morocco created from wool, cotton, synthetic fibers, Lurex, Nylon and plastic. Changes to these materials began in the 1960's and 70's.  What is especially unique about them is the wild poetry of their compositions; they are part of and beyond a tradition from no one region.  Thus, the rugs are woven in a creative, improvisatory style by the weavers whose choice of colors and textures gives the rugs the feeling of painting.  They are a new cultural form created from necessity meeting personal aesthetics." ~Cavin-Morris

photos via here and here

1 comment:

Elaine corridoni said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the match between art & craft. And just like anything else in the design world, pieces become more affordable due to internet and its retail venues:
Pure bliss...