Wednesday, 13 January 2016

a boucherouite & a helping hand

The Boucherouite carpets, traditionally made from scraps of fabric by the resourceful women of Morocco, have been on trend and featured in magazine shoots and Pinterest boards for some time now.



And at the risk of sounding a little cliched, 
they are, in my opinion, the perfect element to add a colourful note of "boho-chic" to a contemporary home far away from the Atlas mountains.
 I have sent personally sourced rugs from the medina of Assilah to America, South Africa and England where they sit prettily in their foreign surrounds.


image via 

With this in mind I thought I would try a little boucherouite designing myself in collaboration with Darna Womens Community Centre in Tangier which provides both a safe harbour and a training centre for women and girls in the community. 




And this is what we came up with . . .




A taupe, chartreuse and chocolate boucherouite which is beautifully woven and is as pretty underneath as it is on top - traditionally sides were changed according to the season.




This Boucherouite is now on sale in my shop SHOUF! and can be proudly labelled FairTrade!
and

10% of Boucherouite sales will go straight back to Darna and their training programme.





more information and images of Boucherouite carpets can be found HERE and HERE


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