Warp and Weft of Fabricadabra
These are one of my favorite reveals form 2011. I first saw one of these rugs on a page in Elle Decor of a hallway in a Manhattan apartment. I was immediately smitten with its asymmetry, bright colors and freeform feel. I learned that these are known as boucherouites and were woven by the Atlas women of Middle Morocco. In the 1960’s, a shortage of wool forced the se weavers to resort to using repurposed scraps to make these rugs. They had no commercial or export value for years. Recently, they have started to grow in popularity with people in Western Europe and the U.S. Due to a limited supply, weavers all over Morocco have started making new ones.
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