Morocco has a rich and ancient craftsmanship. Transmitted from generation to generation with passion, the traditions and know-how Arab and Berber never stop developing and stick to our requirements of modernity. The materials used – wood, skin, iron, brass, glass, ceramics and of course the fabrics – are transformed into useful everyday objects. Fine and timeless, they invite each other with charm and authenticity in every room of the house.
The arrival of Berber carpets in our interiors several seasons ago is undoubtedly the starting point of this general enthusiasm for Moroccan craftsmanship.
The Beni Ouarain, famous beige model with black graphic patterns, was seen and reviewed in the decorative pages. Yet, we do not get tired! As pretty as it is comfortable (because it is 100% made of sheep’s wool), it adapts to all styles and gives character – always sober – to any room.It would be wrong to deprive ourselves!
But he is not the only one to capsize the hearts of lovers of authenticity. Kilim, this carpet with colorful shapes woven flat is also very trendy. Appreciated for its bohemian chic side, it fits perfectly in an interior that has adopted the Kinfolk movement. Same for Azilal carpets consisting of alternating knotted lines and one or two lines woven from virgin wool. A real masterpiece!
Finally, the Boucherouite also has the coast. A specialty of the Berber and very modest rural tribes of Morocco, it is woven by women from torn fabrics from recycled textiles. And to say that it was not so long ago, the merchants of the souks did not even offer them for sale!
Moroccan round baskets
Practical and eco-friendly, the round Moroccan basket, hand-woven in palm leaves, seems to have become an indispensable accessory for everyday life.We take it to the market, to the beach, we use it as a handbag, and above all, we invite it to the four corners of our interior as a real decorative element. It is also often suspended in bunches and in different sizes, on a pretty coat rack in blond wood, it is presented in the entrance. You can also hang it on the handle of a door and fill it with a nice bouquet of dried flowers or use it in XXL version in the children’s room so that they can store their toys.
The Moroccan Brass Mirror
Rarely attached to the wall alone, the small Moroccan brass mirror is also a must have. Hammered by hand in Marrakech, it takes the form of drops, scales, triangles, eyes or are simply round or square.For a highly decorative result, do not hesitate a second to multiply the different models so as to create a unique setting where poetry and delicacy are at the rendezvous.
Moroccan stool Beldi
A classic Moroccan decoration, the traditional Beldi stool is used more as a small side table than as a seat. With its hand-woven straw and its eucalyptus or laurel wood, it sports natural hues, making it easy to slip into any interior. In the living room, it can be used as a door for plants, while in an entrance, it is enhanced by a nice basket to accommodate the keys of the whole family.
To offer a more modern side, some Moroccan craftsmen have chosen to replace the straw of the seat with braided leather strips.Hard not to fall under their spell!
Worn on the shoulders by the Berber brides of the Atlas, the Handira covers, made of cotton with velvet effect and embroidered with sequins, are symbols of luck and fertility. Woven and sewn by hand by Moroccan women, they become in our interiors carpets, throws of bed or wall hangings. They are also sometimes revisited and take the form of cushions or cushy and sleek poufs. If you are looking for a decorative poetic accessory and full of history, I think you’ve found it!
Soufflé à la bouche since the 1940s, Beldi glass is an emblematic object of Morocco.Immediately recognizable thanks to its central relief, it is originally intended for the tea service. In 2013, however, it fails to disappear after the closure of the last glass factory in Casablanca. Unable to accept the disappearance of this icon of Moroccan design, the Beldi hotel group decided to build a new glassworks with modern facilities in its walls. Made from recycled glass, it is now available in a variety of sizes. That’s good, we would see it on our table in nice water glass, do not you?