Arts and Crafts of Morocco
- ISBN 9780500278307
- 25.30 x 21.90 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 200 Illustrations, 151 in colour
- First published 1995
Superbly illustrated with more than 150 specially commissioned colour photographs, this book beautifully demonstrates the dazzling strengths of Morocco's crafts – a centuries-long tradition which intermingles influences from both Black Africa and Islam, and from the spectacular cultural alliance of the Moors and the Spaniards.
This pioneering account, based on the author's own first-hand research, examines vibrantly-coloured textiles, jewelry, leather, wood and metalwork and an enormous variety of pottery and ceramics.
Complete with guidance for collectors and a uniquely revealing analysis of the belief systems, festivals and ceremonies to which the arts relate, this book by the leading scholar in the field will be invaluable to collectors, designers and all those looking for original decorative ideas.