We were perusing Francesca's blog full of eye candy called secret little gem and came across some amazing "rag rugs" made from scraps of recycled fabric.
With an interesting history, these bouchrouite were first made in 1960s Morocco as populations moved away from agricultural occupations and farmed rug-making materials like wool and cotton became more scarce. Berber rugs have since been created using all sorts of found fibers like the synthetics lurex and nylon. Traditional patterns paired with the vibrant colors in these materials makes for some stunning contemporary rugs.
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