Pink Rugs ? Boujad Beauties . . .
SO, what's up with the pink rugs?
I didn't know that they were the current "have to have" moroccan carpets!
I had the opportunity recently to curate a selection of these Boujad beauties for a client that was connected via an Instagram post. Amazing how these things occur when you are busy doing what you are doing, . . . that unexpected but "HELL YES, I'd be happy to." I really had no idea what these carpets where, I must have been offline for a while it seems, everyone else seems hip to these beauties, maybe something to do with no wifi and the desert?
Each vintage Moroccan piece is hand woven and knotted by Berber women of the tribal region. This level of craftsmanship can take weeks or even months to complete a single rug. Weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations, the patterns, designs, and colors in each rug vary within each weaver, and tribe – so each piece is truly a personal work of art and no pieces are ever the alike.
Boujad's are known for their colourful nature, asymmetric patterns, dramatic and bold with tribal motifs. They are made with pure wool and they used only natural dye. Each carpet tells the story of the weaver and symbolizes their rural life; marriage; fertility and often spiritual beliefs.
The tribal designs bring a boho touch to any space and the colours, well they seem to have grown on me, perhaps it is their vintage, faded and wabi sabi nature that speaks to my soul. The fact that someones life is mingled throughout every fiber makes these "art for the floor" pieces, so appealing . . . but, whatever the pull, I know that it is part of the journey of allowing myself the freedom to appreciate all the new and some not so new, handmade and wonderous treasures that cross my path here in Morocco.
These are real jewels of creativity and are truly unique pieces.
I am in the process of curating collections of these rugs for clients that reached out after I started posting some images online. I will be also offering a few special pieces on my site; so if you are ever feeling the desire to add some pink into your world, please have a look and choose the design that speaks to your gypsy soul.
**Please note that because these are handmade items, there may be slight imperfections in weaving, pattern, or shapes. All vintage items have endured a previous life and so may have slight wear and repairs but for me that is their charm . . .unique and one of a kind just like us!!
Peace + Pink