I love this simple, lighthearted rug! While most vintage Boucherouite rugs are more colorful, but gem is more cream based with color flecks. Thus being named after my favorite cake with the same colors :D.
Boucherouites are often referred to as "rag rugs" since scraps of fabric, wool, and old clothes are used to make these rugs. They are practical and functional - commonly used to sit and eat on by family members or to use as a saddle.
This one would be the perfect rug for a kids room floor, being hung on the wall for a fun statement, or thrown at the foot of the bed as a fun accent piece. This rug is slightly stiff and will need to be flattened with the hand to lie flat on the on the floor, but its such an unusual interesting one!
ABOUT MOROCCAN RUGS:
Each vintage Moroccan rug is hand woven and knotted by Berber women of the tribal region specified. This level of craftsmanship can take up to weeks or months to complete a single rug. Weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations. The patterns, designs, and colors in each rug vary with each rug, weaver, and tribe – so each piece is truly a unique work of art and 2 pieces will never be the same. Often these rugs have been handed down through the families who created them, and have been uncovered from the mountain and rural areas of Morocco.
COLORS/MATERIALS:Cream with flecks of yellow, red, purple, gray, blue, teal, and green. Recycled cotton with wool. (As noted above, this rug is slightly stiff because of the materials it has been woven with)
ESTIMATED AGE/CONDITION:Vintage - estimated 30 years. Good condition overall, but there are a few stains that didn't come out during cleaning that are apparent if you look close, they blend in though for the most part.
SIZE: 54" x 107" (including fringe)
PILE: high and low pile mix
PLEASE NOTE:Because this is a handmade item, there may be slight imperfections in weaving, pattern, or shape. Please note all vintage items have endured a previous life and so may have slight wear and repairs.