Our Moroccan paintings are mainly Arabic and sometimes Koranic calligraphic canvases. Otherwise, they are representations of Moroccan architecture, such as arches, palaces, gates, etc.
You will find in this collection canvases alone, but also triptychs, even quintychs. That is to say, tables in 5 parts. They will allow you to add more relief and cachet to your wall decoration.
How to choose the right North African painting?
To choose a Moroccan or other painting, several criteria must be considered. The first is the overall hue of your home decor. Depending on this, you can choose a canvas that will be in tune.
What is the Moroccan style?
Merriam-Webster defines Moroccan style as "a characteristic of an individual, period, school or nation". The fashion industry uses this genre to categorize current trends or launch new fashions. This influences all other areas, including interior design.
Moroccan design is a blend of history and traditional art. It is a commitment to the handmade. Everything made in Morocco is different and special. Craftsmen make each item, one by one, by hand.
The combination of history and traditional craftsmanship is what has become the Moroccan genre.
It is so iconic that it has gained popularity around the world. This decorative trend comes from Moroccan and Moorish architecture. The interior gardens and courtyards of the riads of Marrakech also have a major impact.
What is Moroccan Style Decor?
Moroccan decor consists of lush rugs, mosaic tiles, warm lanterns, and rich colors. There is nothing boring. The whole house lights up with the addition of a few touches of Moroccan-style decoration.
Is Moroccan decor still made in Morocco? Genuine Moroccan decor is made in Morocco. But, people use the term “Moroccan” to describe anything that appears to be from Morocco.
Many items labeled "Moroccan style" are not made in Morocco. Mass manufacturing in a factory is the real reality.
When you see "inspired by Morocco", it has a similar meaning to "Moroccan style". These are products made with inspiration from Moroccan design. This does not mean that the craftsmen made them in Morocco.
The price difference can be a good way to tell if it is a one-off item from Morocco or a mass-produced copy. A higher price indicates that it is the original. A low price indicates that it is a copy of the original. In the art world, there is a similar difference between an original oil painting and a copy.
Most people want unique works of art because they hold a higher value. Others settle for a copy or print because it's a way to appreciate art that fits their budget.
Where was Morocco's distinctive design born? By the influences of the many conquests of the country. It is an innovative conglomeration of motifs from Islamic, French and Spanish taste. These three different cultural areas have influenced Moroccan design the most.
The tastir (geometric) patterns used throughout Morocco are breathtaking. The repetitive geometric patterns called "arabesques" are the symbol of eternity. In Islam, it encourages meditation on the eternal nature of God.
Another pattern that has emerged is the floral pattern, called "tawriq". Islam does not encourage the depiction of animal or human figures in art. Magnificent geometric and floral motifs therefore replace them.
Tastir and tawriq patterns
Tastir and tawriq patterns are found on surfaces everywhere, in almost all materials. The most popular materials are tile, wood and stucco. It is not uncommon to find the two designs used together on floors, walls and fountains. They can be happily mixed and matched.
The famous arches used in the buildings and houses of Morocco also come from Spain. Cusp arches have circular shapes made out of leaves. Horseshoe arches resemble the shape of a keyhole. Pointed, rounded or lobed arches are the main design features.
This type of arch is so particular to Morocco and Spain that it is often called Moorish arch.
The Moroccan style of decoration in summary
The keys to the Moroccan style are the layering of colors, patterns, textures and objects. The real heart of decorative art in Morocco is the emphasis on originality. Islamic, French and Spanish influences played a major role. Morocco has combined them all to create its own outstanding design.
The second criterion is the size of the space to be filled. At decorator-oriental, we have a huge number of paint and canvas sizes to make it easier to find the right one. We also have large format paintings for particularly wide walls.
The last criterion is the meaning of the table. If you lean towards a calligraphy, be careful that it is adapted to your personality or your faith.