Le Musée Boucharouite in Marrakech, a hidden gem

Don't miss it when in Marrakech. A real gem.

An amazing collection of Boucharouite carpets is hosted in a beautiful riad in Marrakesh Morocco and curated by a French collector Patrick de Maillard. This museum was founded in 2014 in an authentic riad of 19th century called Dardala with a stunning roof terrasse "Le cafe Boucharouite" where you can have mint tea and Moroccan/Spanish tapas. This is the place to be at sunset... At that moment you just just wish you owned a home like this.

Patrick is passionated about art and in particular about Boucherouite carpets. For over one hour he gave me the interpretation of most Boucherouite carpets in the museum. What a fantastic guide. Colors and symbols have meanings and each one of them tells the story of the woman who made the carpet. It is no surprise that these pieces of art are being framed on walls. Look for the sign in the streets. The museum is located at the end of a street and it is worth the visit. You won't regret it.

Did you know? In 2006 Boucharouite et Zindekh carpets appeared for the first time ay Marrakech market. They were hidden for 30 years in the valleys of the Atlas Mountains.

Boucherouites are nicknamed "rags for the rich" since they became very popular in interior design magazines in the past few years. Each piece is unique. 

Address: Azbezt 107, Derb El Cadi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco. 930am-6pm. Closed on Sundays.

 

Photos Credit: the talented Veronique Drougard

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