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Practical Beauties

Practical Beauties

The majesty of weaving has been preserved by museums and galleries exclusively dedicated to textiles. There is no argument. They are beautiful and an art form. Carpets have played an important role in the lives of many from the Middle East to Africa. Carpets were not only beautiful, but practical. The woven wool, from sheep, goat and sometimes camel herds, provided tents to protect from the desert climate, comfortable floor coverings, room dividers for privacy, and blankets, bags and saddles.

Whilst serving a practical purpose for the weavers and their families, carpets have found their way onto the...


Royal Horses 🐎 Morocco Rolls out the Red Carpet

Royal Horses 🐎 Morocco Rolls out the Red Carpet

 Recently, Prince Harry and the very pregnant Duchess Meghan enjoyed a flying, three day visit to Morocco. Their visit was to discover how Morocco is empowering women, promoting girls’ education, inclusivity and social entrepreneurship.

 
The couple took some time to visit The Royal Moroccan Equestrian Club Dar Essalam for their equine therapy with disabled children. Morocco has...


Sipping Tea with Soufiane Aissouni

Sipping Tea with Soufiane Aissouni

Soufiane

Moroccan inspired interiors are quickly finding their niche in the homes of many outside of the former French African colony. Patricia Amalm, from Moroccan Bungalow,  shares tea with Soufiane Aissouni to discuss his role in the promotion of this divine style.

When considering how to describe Moroccan décor, eclectic readily springs to mind, as does unique. Each piece is a one of a kind crafted with experienced hands of artisans from all over the country. Soufiane is one such artisan who, not only designs interiors, but creates...


Free Spirit

Free Spirit

GOOGLE SAYS -

free spirit

noun

noun: free spirit; plural noun: free spirits

  1. an independent or uninhibited person

synonyms: individualists, individual, nonconformist, eccentric, bohemian.

 As young child, I remember being that free spirit... like most children. But then I sort of tamed it, or it was tamed for me.  Somehow, being myself (free and light hearted) wasn’t what was expected of me.

I was second guessing myself about the small things. What I should be wearing opposed to what I wanted to wear. I couldn’t...


Layers - more or less

Layers - more or less

Layering with Moroccan Textiles appeals to anyone who wants individual style, quality and more than a season’s worth of value. 

The cooler months are upon us and creating a home that exudes warmth requires thoughtful layering. A home that can respond to variations in temperature year long without losing a warm and welcoming feel requires deeper consideration about textures, fibres, colours and designs.