Moroccan carpet Boucherouite Wool & Cotton
The Boucherouite carpet is hand-woven by Berber women from a mixture of wool, cotton and coloured recycled materials. Created from what is salvaged and their creativity, each carpet becomes a unique piece. With its bright colours and patterns, it is ideal for brightening up your home.
Moroccan Berber rugs are often made of natural wool and are characterized by geometric patterns and bright colors. Moroccan rugs are appreciated worldwide for their beauty, quality and durability. They are often used to decorate homes and living spaces. There are several styles of Moroccan rugs, each with its own distinctive patterns and colors, such as Beni Ouarain rugs, Azilal rugs and Boucherouite rugs.
Boucherouite rugs are Moroccan rugs handmade from recycled materials such as rags, used clothing, threads and fabrics. Unlike traditional Moroccan rugs, Boucherouite rugs do not follow a predefined pattern or design and are instead created according to the imagination of the artisan. The colors and textures of recycled materials are mixed to create unique patterns and designs, which means that each Boucherouite rug is truly unique. Boucherouite rugs are often used as floor mats or wall decor to add a touch of color and texture to a living space. They are also popular with rug collectors because of their originality and authenticity.
Moroccan rugs are handmade by local artisans using traditional techniques. The manufacturing process may vary slightly depending on the region and tribe.
Here are the general steps in the making of a Moroccan carpet:
1. Selection of materials: Moroccan carpets are often made from sheep or goat wool, or vegetable fibers like cotton or sisal. Artisans select quality materials to ensure the durability and beauty of the carpet.
2. Dyeing of yarns: Wool or cotton yarns are dyed in natural color baths based on plants or synthetic pigments. Traditional Moroccan carpet colors include red, blue, green, yellow and black.
3. Yarn Weaving: The dyed yarns are then woven by hand on a vertical loom. Artisans use special weaving techniques to create the geometric and abstract patterns characteristic of Moroccan rugs.
4. Finishing: Once the weaving is complete, the artisans cut off excess threads and add bangs or other decorations to each end of the rug.
5. Washing and drying: The carpet is then washed with water to remove dust and dirt particles and air dried.
6. Final Finishing: Finally, the artisans check the rug to make sure it is in perfect condition, making final touches if necessary.
The process of making a Moroccan rug can take weeks or months, depending on the size and complexity of the rug. It is a painstaking process that requires a great deal of patience and craftsmanship, and this is what makes each Moroccan rug unique and precious.
To maintain a wool carpet, here are some steps to follow:
1. Vacuum the carpet regularly to remove dust and dirt particles. It is recommended to vacuum at least once a week, or more often in high traffic areas.
2. If the carpet becomes stained, clean it quickly with a clean, damp cloth. Avoid using hot water or scrubbing too hard to avoid damaging the fibers.
3. Use a carpet cleaner specially designed for wool carpets if the carpet needs a thorough cleaning. Be sure to follow the label instructions and test the product on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet before using it on the entire surface.
4. Avoid placing the wool carpet in areas of high humidity or direct sunlight, as this can damage the fibers.
5. Rotate the rug regularly to prevent premature wear in high traffic areas.
By following these simple steps, you can keep your wool rug clean and in good condition for many years.
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