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 little out of focus, but you get the idea!
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 . . .
Let me know if you want me to throw one into my suitcase for you on my next trip!
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