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Arts and Crafts of Morocco

James F. Jereb

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Superbly illustrated with more than 150 colour photographs of Morocco’s crafts, including textiles, jewelry, leather, wood, metalwork and ceramics

Overview

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.

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Specifications

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 25.3 x 21.9 cm

Extent: 160 pp

Illustrations: 200

Publication date: 31 July 1995

ISBN: 9780500278307

Contents List

Introduction • I. Beliefs, Symbols and Tattoos • II. Textiles: Clothing, Weaving ad Embroidery • III. Jewelry and Adornment • IV. Leatherwork, Woodwork and Metalwork • V. Ceramics • VI. Ceremonies and the Celebration of Life and Death • Collecting Moroccan Arts and Crafts • Glossary, Bibliography, Index

About the Author

Dr James F. Jereb has devoted many years to the study of Morocco and its traditional arts. He is an artist who works in paint, print and stone, and is the creator of ‘Stardreaming, Temples of the Cosmos’, a 22-acre sacred stone temple labyrinth complex in Santa Fe, New Mexico.