The understanding of the symbols and motifs in Moroccan rugs is varied, but the diamond is a primary motif used by the berbers in weaving. It's thought to ward off the evil eye, whereas the straight and dashing lines are thought to represent masculinity. These designs, paired with the masculine colors of blues, greys and reds in this piece make it powerful.
The boucherouite rug is a modern intervention in the long history of the Moroccan Berber rug, where whimsy meets the humble "rag rug." These rugs are made from recycled fibers, and can include cotton, wool, or synthetics. Designs are most often asymmetrical, with a color explosion that befits the wall of a modern home, rather than the dusty landscape of their origin. They are truly a work of art, each unique to the weaver and the region, and there are no two rugs alike.