Boucherouite rugs started in the 50's when wool became rare and the textile industry started booming.Traditionally, these rugs were created with bits of leftover textiles in places where raw materials were rare — a beautiful and resourceful way to recycle. Today, Berber women continue the tradition, crafting rugs in an eye-popping array of colors and wild patterns. Western mass-produced versions of these rugs are becoming available, but if you purchase an actual Moroccan rug you'll have something that's truly one of a kind. And you don't have to go all the way to the souk to do it. Tribal berber families lost their shepherds who moved to the city. Women decided to use the cotton available to them. This would explain the variety of colors and types. The rugs were made of the old djellaba of the grandfathers or shirts of their husbands. The family history merged with the creation of a beautiful artistic rug that could be used by the household. Scandinavian decoristas started to blog about it. Japan as well. The rest is history. The fact is each piece is unique and the riot of color that a Boucherouite carpet brings to interiors is beautifully exuberant.