Moroccan Calligraphy Design Urn
17"W x 17"D x 22.5"H - Morocco - Ceramic
Morocco is defined by a confluence of influences ranging from religion, geography and culture. It's occupation of the French and Spanish, the conquests of the Moors and their Muslim culture, the fact that they are in Africa, across from Europe and also the Middle East. This naturally fosters creativity and artistry that is in a class of its own. Most Moroccan pottery design is heavily influenced by the Moorish influences and the Muslim culture it brought. Intricate geometric and arabesque patterns tend to cover the entire surface of piece, completely transforming the humble clay building materials. Groups of artisans carry on centuries-old traditions in their designs, passed on through families. Many pieces of pottery from Fez have some of the nicest glazes and colors.