Soft Spot is a vintage Boucherouite rug I hand selected on my trip to Morocco last fall. These rugs are often referred to as a "rag rug" since scraps of fabric, wool, and old clothes were often used to make them. They are known for being colorful and fun, and often were used to assist in daily life, like being used to sit and eat on by family members or to use as a saddle. I love the range of color in this one - it would be great in a casual seating area, playroom, kids room, or even hung on the wall as art!
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: Multi colored - red, navy, cream, purple, green, brown, gray, bright blue. More colorful towards the top and more neutral towards the bottom. Recycled cotton with wool.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - estimated to be from the 1980's
SIZE: 56x79" (rug is slightly uneven)
PILE: high pile
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.