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Embracing the Berbers

Embracing the Berbers

 
Moroccan décor is so very on trend right now. Aside from originating in Morocco, few people know about the artisans who still practice these ancient artistic techniques, the Berbers. 
The Berbers of North Africa have a chequered history with conquerors, yet have managed to maintain their cultural identity, mainly through their distinct handicraft.
Even the origin of the name Berber demonstrates the influence others had on the people of North Africa. The ancient Greeks and Romans identified...


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...


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.


Secrets of Morocco

Secrets of Morocco

Secrets of Morocoo.

My trip to Marrakech is just around the corner! I can’t wait to feast my eyes upon Morocco’s amazing sights and sounds, not to mention ALL those handicrafts and boho pieces. But first I need to get there!