A word about our handicrafts
We're happy that you choose to shop at moroccoavenue.com. Unless stated otherwise, all the Moroccan Art offered in our store are genuine handcrafted items made in Morocco or by Moroccan artisans working elsewhere using identical materials and traditions.
Moroccan design reflects qualities of pure form and beautiful free hand. Mathematically precise geometry is gracefully combined with traditional calligraphy to stunning effect.
Geometric principles govern Moroccan design, producing infinitely expandable patterns. The intricate web of detail is woven from circles, using repetition, symmetry and changes of scale to bewildering effect. The resulting labyrinth is strongly reminiscent of the souks and bazaars.
Zillij is the ancient tradition which applies these techniques using hand-cut ceramic tiles and dates back over 1000 years.
The written word is an integral part of Moroccan design, combining beautiful patterns with traditional moral significance. Often found in intricately carved doors and freizes.
As with all handicrafts, the appearance of the items you purchase may differ slightly from the images that represent them on the website. For example, pieces made from multi-colored stone can vary from one to another, or a natural-fiber wall hanging might vary because of the coloring and texture of the artist's materials. We ask our customers to think of these minor variations as features that make the works unique and personal.
Thank you and welcome to the MoroccoAvenue.com experience.