Boucherouite rugs are something else. That’s convenient, considering we at The Souks are always looking for unique pieces and new patterns, shapes and colors. Boucherouite means “leftover material” in Moroccan. This means that the rugs are made from leftover fabric. Scraps of old clothing, recycled cotton and colorful wool are combined and processed by Berber women into fantastic designs. This makes each Boucherouite rug unique, sustainable and gives a colorful touch to your interior.


“The Boucherouite carpet is perhaps the most durable carpet, handcrafted from residual materials with the most beautiful colors”

The Boucherouite rugs are made from leftover fabric. A very durable type of carpet! The Berber women who make this type of carpet collect fabrics in their homes, from neighbors and acquaintances. They cut the fabrics into small pieces and tie them to their loom. Sometimes the maker comes up with a pattern, make often it becomes a random party of different materials and colors. The Boucherouite carpet contains mostly cotton, sometimes a piece of wool or felt.

Because of the recycled material and the weaving technique, this type of carpet is very strong. So strong and durable that you can wash it in the washing machine or in your bathtub. The Boucherouite rug is therefore extremely suitable for children’s rooms, halls, patios and wet areas such as the bathroom or toilet room.

Because of the colorful, abstract nature of the Boucherouite rug, it is often used as wall art.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your question not listed? Feel free to contact us!

Are these rugs used?

A large portion of The Souks’ rugs are vintage. This means that the rugs are pre-loved and therefore already used. We also have Beni Ouarain carpets woven in-house, so these are new. For each carpet it is indicated on the site whether it is a new or vintage carpet.

Are the carpets cleaned?

Yes! All the carpets are cleaned before we send them to you.


How do I clean a Boucherouite carpet?

A Boucherouite carpet can be vacuum cleaned at home. Do this regularly, so that waste, crumbs and residues are not left in the carpet. If you want to clean your carpet thoroughly, you can start with a special rug cleaner or rug shampoo after vacuuming. You can also wash a Boucherouite rug in the washing machine on a cold, special delicate program. Or rinse it by hand. Don’t soak the rug for too long, though, and make sure the rug dries well.

I have seen a rug and want a different / larger size, is that possible?

Unfortunately we cannot deliver our vintage carpets in another size due to their vintage character. However, we can always help you find a suitable alternative. We can also have new carpets woven, but only in certain styles. Please contact us at info@thesouks.com.

How do I know what size carpet I need?

Tip of the trade! Stick painter’s tape on your floor to tape out the size. This way you can try and experience what size fits your interior. Our experience is that you often need a wider carpet than your sofa is wide, to create a feeling of space and bring the furniture together into a whole.

Are the rugs measured with or without fringes?

We measure the rugs without fringes.

Approximately how thick are the rugs?

This varies from rug to rug and depends on the material and manufacturing technique. Let’s say that they are maximum 5 centimetres thick, but this really varies from style to style!

Can I try out a rug at home?

Of course you can! We understand that you want to see if the rug of your dreams really fits your interior and matches your furniture. Order the rug in our online shop, and if it is not what you hoped for you can always return the rug.

How do I return a rug to you?

You can return a rug by placing it back in the box in which you received it. This may seem like a hassle because of the size of large rugs, but fortunately it is not that big a hassle. Our rugs almost always fit in a cardboard box. We recommend that you use the box in which the carpet was delivered to ensure that it fits. Keep the box until you are sure you want to keep the carpet. Deliver your package to a PostNL point or another postal provider of your choice.


Our return address is:


The Souks

Conservenweg 116

2371 DT Roelofarendsveen


Ons retour adres is:

The Souks
Turbineweg 21
2371 DV Roelofarendsveen

What does it cost to return a rug?

You can check the costs of a return with the postal service with which you want to send the parcel back. For a registered parcel with PostNL it costs around €9 – €15, depending on the weight of your carpet.

Will I get my money back?

After the processing of your return by our warehouse, we will refund the purchase price. This also applies to sale carpets.

Can I see the carpets in real life?

We do not have a physical store or showroom. However, we do have regular pop-up shops where you can view the carpets in real life. Please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram to be informed about pop-up shops.

Because we understand that you really want to see a rug in real life, we pay for shipping costs from €150 and up.

I have seen a rug on the site but now it is gone, will it be back in stock?

Our vintage rugs are one of a kind, so only one of each rug is available. If you have your eye on a vintage carpet that is no longer on the site, then it is sold and no longer available, unless it is returned; the carpet will then come back online.

The carpets that we design ourselves and have woven sometimes come back, especially if you let us know that you want it; then we have it made for you.

We can also always look with you for a similar vintage carpet in that color or size, or have one custom made for you.

Having a custom carpet made, how does it work?

We can have rugs made in all shapes and sizes. Our designer would love to take a look with you! Please contact us at info@thesouks.com

Do you already have something specific in mind or have you seen a nice example? Be sure to send a sample photo along with your mail, it will help us with the design process.

Prices of custom rugs vary by size.

What can be the signs of use?

These include fringes that are not all the same length or are missing, a small color difference in the wool, etc. For larger blemishes that are clearly visible, we will always mention this on the product page.

Which carpet suits me?

We understand you, there is so much beauty out there! Feel free to browse our different rug categories and to try any rug at home to see if it fits your interior. Having a hard time deciding? We would like to take a closer look at your interior and your carpet needs, so that you receive exactly the carpet that suits you. Mail to info@thesouks.com

I would like a carpet in my bathroom or toilet room, is that possible?

It is possible! Because Boucherouite carpets are made of cotton it dries quickly. Make sure you let the carpet dry properly and allow the room to ventilate. This way the carpet stays fresh. You can read how to clean the carpet in a question above.

Can a carpet be placed under the dining table?

In principle it can, but it depends on the carpet whether it is comfortable. You want to be able to slide your chair forwards and backwards, and this does not work as well with a high-pile carpet. Always make sure you have a good foundation and work with a carpet pad to prevent slipping and curling up.

Can I hang a rug on the wall?

Many of our rugs look like true works of art. We can imagine that you would love to hang one of these on your wall. Not only does it look good, it is also good for the acoustics. Just make sure you secure it properly and use the right plugs for your type of wall.

Of course you can just hang the rug on the wall with nails, but that’s not the only option for hanging up your new gem.

For example, you can also hang a wooden beam on the wall and hang the Moroccan tapestry on it. In addition, you can sew a piece of fabric to the tapestry through which you can slide a stick. Then you can hang that stick on the wall. If you want to hang the rug nice and tight, it’s best to make two strings in the corners of the rug and hang them on the wall.