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Rags To Riches

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Being a crafter myself, there is something extremely beautiful about using discarded fabric remnants and such to create usable works of art. Especially after my last encounter with yarn I have found myself left with not only a great wall hanging but a shopping bag of colored strands. In Morocco however that bag would not even last a day before it was haphazardly woven or knotted into a boucherouite rug to fill a void on the floor in the family room.

The word Boucherouite  (pronounced BOO-SHAY-REET) is derived from the Moroccan-Arabic phrase for torn and reused clothing. Very similar to your rag rug, the women of the Berger Tribe in Morocco, already known for the amazing rug craftsmanship found use for various synthetic  scraps in their own home through the creation eclectic and colorful woven rugs. No real pattern is ever present and there certainly are no rules which probably explains why I am drawn to such an item.

The best end result involves bright colors and excessive amounts of texture whether from the textile itself or the process used to attach the mistress of materials.

Either way I have fallen in love with the pieces and have certainly found myself inspired.

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