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Moroccan folk art

Small museum showing artistic handwoven rugs

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What fabulous news! The Medina now has a new place full of history and lovely things – the Boucharouite Museum, an initiative devoted to Moroccan folk art. The museum takes its name from the ‘boucharouite’ carpet, also known as the rag rug, which are made by women in remote villages throughout Morocco.

They are prominently on display at the museum, as are other items including Berber doors and photos.

Boucharouite has long been considered the ‘carpet of the poor’, but of course they are actually highly prized and come in many colours, shapes and materials and often carry the heavy weight of sentimental value.

This new small museum gives these wonderful pieces of folk art a home and a platform. Add it to your list of things to do in Marrakech this summer.

Museum Boucharouite. 40 Dhs entry, free for children under 16 years. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and August. No website. Telephone: 0524 38 38 87 or email: museeboucharouite@gmail.com

Azbezt 107, derb El Cadi

40000 Marrakesh, Morocco

If arriving by taxi, ask for Ben Saleh

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