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Ready for your own Carpet of Life?

Together we make a unique carpet.

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You can choose from different weaving techniques:

 

  • Knotting

  • Weave flat

  • A combination of the two

 

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

 

  • Big diamond

  • Graphic

  • Multi

  • Abstract

  • Small diamonds

  • Stripes

 

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!

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. 

 

How it works

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Step 1

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.

Choose 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, call or email us for a design intake. Costs include transport costs (Amsterdam - M'hamid and back). 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, -

L

210 x 260 cm

± 24 kg of textile

From € 1395, -

S

70 x 120 cm

± 8 kg of textile

From € 395, -

XL

260 x 420 cm

± 48 kg of textile

From € 1895, -

M

130 x 210 cm

± 14 kg of textile

From € 895, -

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Other size?

A unique piece?
Let us know by e-mail.

Inspiration

Below is a selection of the carpets we made. Check out more on our Pinterest page.

 

Do you have any questions?

We have listed a number of frequently asked questions. In addition, you can always send us a message or call us if anything is unclear.

Contact Netherlands and Belgium

Hemonystraat 45HS, 1074 BN Amsterdam
+31 623224144  info@carpetoflife.com

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