We've written before about Beni Ourain rugs and Turkish kilims, and we would be remiss not to mention another kind of ethnic textile that's taking the design world by storm: Moroccan boucherouite rugs. These colorful rag rugs, with their wild hues and equally exuberant patterns, can suddenly be spotted brightening up sleek modern spaces everywhere.
In the past, these rag rugs were made by Berber women from a combination of whatever materials happened to be on hand — hence their incredible variety of colors. Today the craft continues, more out of tradition than necessity, and boucherouite (pronounced boo-shay-REET) rugs are sought after by designers across the world.
Searching for one of your own? Check out our roundup of sources here.
Above: a monochromatic space enlivened by boucherouite rugs, spotted on Lef Living.
Two colorful rugs in a space from SF Girl by Bay.
A boucherouite rug is a focal point in this space from Carpet of Life.
In a dining room spotted on Miluccia.
A boucherouite rug enlivens a mostly-white bedroom from Hello Hello.
These rugs also look lovely against a dark floor. From Bolig.
A colorful rug spotted on Rum Hemma.
Adding a little color to space from Femina.
In a children's playroom from Lonny.
Boucherouite rugs enliven a minimal space from The Apartment.