Boucharouite Museum, Marrakech

Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Treasuring all kinds of folk art, Boucharouite Museum is known for its collection of woven and embroidered carpets, also known as rag rugs. See how Moroccan and Berber women from remote villages--bereft of elementary education--find the means to express their creativity by weaving countless knots into intricate color schemes. These women use pieces of their ragged clothes to create a rag rug--the ancient recycling technique earned their product the nickname "the carpet for the poor." The museum often hosts inspiring special events, such as "duels" between Berber storytellers and French comedians. Arrange to visit Boucharouite Museum and other attractions in Marrakech using our Marrakech itinerary builder website.
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  • This place is interesting in two ways: The exhibition is about rugs weaved by working class families, with old textile stripes or woven into flour bags. They were never meant to be exhibited, which...  more »
  • We enjoyed walking round this beautiful riad and looking at the lovely colours and patterns of the tribal rugs. Soaking up the sun and relaxing on the terrace with a drink seemed the perfect end to...  more »
  • Found this beautiful place on trip advisor while travelling to Merzouga. We were looking for somewhere to go and have lunch before heading to the desert. Don’t regret finding la maison Bouchrafine...  more »
  • This place was pretty small, and it looked like the inside of someones home (and there was children running around without any supervision???). The carpets we did see were cool, just not a lot there.
  • Beautiful museum with one of a kind weavings, highly recommend drinking coffee on the terrace after exploring the gallery.
  • Museum where you can see interesting pieces of artistic carpets. Although what I have enjoyed the most was the building itself. It has very nice atrium and amazing terrace with even better views. It might be a bit tricky getting there, but it’s feasible with google maps ;).
  • Fascinating Look at a Hidden Art of Women - We were fortunate to meet the proprietor of the museum who told us the stories of several rugs and taught us how he and his colleagues interpreted them. A visit is definitely worth the 40 durhams and every room is pleasing to the eye. I now have a new appreciation and understanding of both the women and their art. Thank you.
  • Fantastic look at a lesser celebrated aspect of the culture. Equally impressive, and reason enough for a visit, is the exquisite locale... A beautifully restored riad.

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