Spend a Couple Minutes »Rags to Richesse: Rugs from Morocco

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It was one of those 90 plus days, I had already been on my feet for a couple hours, but somehow I still managed to waddle all the way over to 11th Avenue to the Cavin Morris Gallery for thier Rags to Richesse show. It was worth the sweat and lightheadedness. These bright, vibrant, unusual rugs, called boucherouite are made from recycled clothing and materials, not necesarily in a move by the Morroccan women who make them to go green but out of necesstty as more traditional materials (wool in particular) has grown scarcer than the demand.

The show’s been extended through August 20 and is a must see. If my purse had allowed it, I would have walked away with a few of these for myself. Here is a great review in the Times.

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Posted on August 8, 2010

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  • From Danica Cosic on August 9, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Beautiful!!! I just returned from a year living in Morocco where I discovered the “crazy” carpets and instantly fell in love….so much so that I am using them as inspiration for some of my designs…thanks for posting!

  • From Danica Cosic on August 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    If you are interested in reading more about my Moroccan adventure, please check out my blog at http://www.wanderlustdesign.wordpress.com


  • From Brittany on August 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks so much for the link – looks like an amazing adventure!

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  • From LYNNE STEIN on August 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I think the BOUCHEROUITE rugs are simply amazing! What stunning and spontaneous use of colour, shape and form.They are truly the most positive living example of necessity being the mother of invention. As a textile artist myself, whose work is mainly concerned with rag rug techniques and recycling, I cannot wait to go and take a look at the rugs being made in certain parts of Morocco by the Berber Amazigh women.