artisanat

artisanat

The Moroccan artisanat has passed from generation to generation, from parents to children, with great care getting pieces of great beauty. Particularly noteworthy are pottery, carpet weaving, embroidery, basketwork, leather work and jewelery. Undoubtedly, you will find the best samples of pottery in Fez and in Safi. In the first one because it is the pioneer, where blue ceramics are worked, and in Safi for being the natural heir of the previous one, although in their works predominate brown, green and yellow. Yet, in cities like Azemmur, Marrakesh, Meknes, Rabat and Tarudant. You will find samples in coarse glazed or enameled clay. Although, each region produces two types of ceramic productions: ornamental and those which have a utilitarian purpose. They are usually decorated with geometric or symbolic figures. Within the world of carpets, it is always necessary to make distinctions. The first one is based on its possible use and the place where they will be placed, conditions that will influence the dimension and composition of the product, which is defined by its weft and the number of knots. There are peasant carpets and city, the most popular being the latter especially in Rabat. The Berber carpets, with geometric motifs, are coarser but more colorful. Among its categories will find those of the Middle Atlas, either the colored background of Meknes or those of white background and dark figures of Mug; Those of the High Atlas, and of fine constitution; Those of Marrakech, the most imaginative; And those of the east of the country, of blue and green tones on dark backgrounds.In Morocco, especially in cities such as Azemmur, Fez, Meknes, Rabat, Salé, Tétouan, different techniques of embroidery have developed over time, according to different influences, whose products still have in common the reasons as well as the richness of its beautiful colors. The city of Fez specializes in silk embroidery on linen and cotton and in works with gold threads and veils of satin. Meknes is popular for its embroidery in soft colors, while in Rabat predominate the motives of the heritage of Al Andalus. The town of Salé stands out for the shapes and designs of its motifs and Azemmur for the colorful embroideries that serve as tapestries or motifs for the curtains. Basketry in Morocco has been designed to meet the ordinary needs of its inhabitants. In its manufacture materials such as dwarf palm, reed and cane are used to create garden furniture, lamps, hats and various baskets that help the transportation. The leather goods of this country are very popular with tourists. His work has been sophisticated over time, so it will not be difficult to find with magnificent puffs, cushions, bags, suitcases, belts and jackets. In the past, only saddles, bookshelves or slippers were made. The rural Berber jewelery only exists in silver. In Ouarzazate, Tazenajt and Talouin you will find beautiful pieces made by these tribes, who usually set the price according to weight, obviating the quality or aesthetics of the object.

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