Décor Dictionary: Boucherouite

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Boucherouite: (pronounced boo-shay-REET, a word derived from a Moroccan-Arabic phrase for “torn and reused clothing”) is a “rag rug” woven by the nomadic tribes of Morocco including the Berber. In the mid 20th century, Morocco saw some socio-economic change which resulted in a reduction in wool production. It is during this period that tribal weavers started supplementing wool with recycled fabrics, cheap synthetic fibres and even plastics. Boucherouite rugs are easily identifiable by their bold and vibrant colouring and asymmetrical free-form geometric patterns.

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