A special partnership between Deyja and Carpet of Life. To give new life to old garments. Carpet of Life transforms a once loved wardrobe into a unique boucherouite carpet: a memory to cherish. 

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Boucherouite

Each Carpet of Life is based on Moroccan Boucherouite carpets, created by nomad families. Boucherouite is also referred to as 'poor man's carpet': made from old materials.

 

Boucherouite carpets have been on the rise since the 1960s. Wool became scarcer at that time. At the same time, more and more clothes were discarded due to the rise of fast fashion. Boucherouite carpets can be found in many Moroccan homes, they are sometimes used for sleeping.

 

Although this type of carpet is relatively new, the same techniques are used for traditional wool carpets. This craft of carpet making has been passed on from mother to daughter. Usually, it is four or five women working on one carpet at the same time - dividing the roles between cutting, sorting, and knotting...but also cooking, making tea, and watching the children. 

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How it works

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STEP ONE

Do you want a Carpet of Life? Have you collected all the clothes and textiles? (Do this with an open mind: towels, bed linen, tights, socks. Almost everything is usable!) Then make an appointment! During the design intake, we discuss all the details and create your personally designed carpet.

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Choose your design

You can choose from different weaving techniques:

Buttons; Flat weaving; a combination

 

As a basis for your carpet, we have six standard designs:

Big diamond / Graphic / Multi / Abstract / Small diamond / Stripes (see design options)

 

We can even combine our standard designs. Even better - you can make your own design with geometric shapes. Our team is happy to help you!

 

Design options

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Abstract

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Your Carpet of Life

Choose the Carpet of Life that suits you. The price depends on the size, the amount of textile and the design. For a tailor-made offer, make an appointment for a design intake. Costs include transport (Amsterdam - Morocco and back), but exclude shipping of your cloting to Amsterdam and the carpet to your home. Delivery time is three to five months, depending on the season and the transport times.

XS

50 x 50 cm

±4 kg of textile

From € 150,-

S

70 x 120 cm

±8 kg of textile

Vanaf € 395,-

M

70 x 120 cm

±8 kg of textile

From € 395,-

L

210 x 260 cm

±24 kg of textile

From € 1395,-

XL

260 x 420 cm

±48 kg of textile

From € 1895,-

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Another size?

A unique piece?
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Are you ready to

make your carpet?

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