Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Craftsmen from Morocco at Work

I absolutely love Moroccan architecture, design, lanterns, embroidery and I could go on; as would anybody reading this blog.

Here are a few gorgeous images from a Moroccan home that was a spotlighted on Elle Decor a few issues ago to give you a taste of Morocco invading a home.



Hopefully, you've now fallen in love with Morocco too? Then this video by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York of Morrocan craftsmen at work should be a treat for your visual senses.




The craftsmen are working on a wing of the New galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia. You can find more information about the new wing here.

The Met along with the Rubin Museum of Art, happens to be one of my favorite museums in Manhattan. If just the wing is so beautiful, could you imagine how gorgeous treasures must be treasures that the museum is going to house there soon?!

I bid you goodnight or good morning, as the case may be, with a huge smile of anticipation on my face.

Tip: If you are in town and visiting the Met, call me. Else, make sure you go looking for the Spanish section. When you stumble on a sunlit courtyard with intricately carved balconies and a high ceiling covered in tiles you know you are in the right place ;)

15 comments:

Sans! said...

Divya, what a fascinating post. Thank you for sharing the pictures of the Moroccan home. They are just gorgeous. I am saving them for my mini projects :).

And the video, how informative. I have always imagined how the intricate mosaic work and carving must be laborious but this labour intensive! WOW!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I have the cutie pie yak from Rubin Museum. Very few people even know of it's existence :). The funny thing is that I am yet to make it to MoMA. Either there is a long line or I am in rush. But I do have a very cool clock from their store :), which I have been to. I love Moroccan tiles. They remind of of the Athangudi tiles from Tamil Nadu. One of these days....

My3

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

wow...what a coincidence! I just did a post on Moroccan design yesterday...check it out.
I love Moroccan architecture...wish I was in NY.

Sound Horn Please said...

@Susan- Given your skills, I can but imagine what lovely wonders you are going to create.

@My3- Hahahaha! Same story- I visit the MoMa store but not the actual museum. Modern art installations aren't really my thing.

@Neha- Hopping over right away!

Shanthi said...

Divya! this is one country in my TO GO list. You have ignited the candle now.

Sharkara@SensitiveCreations said...

Lovely Post Divya, I have been to Moma and loved being there , though instead of visiting Moma I would love to visit the Moma Store again, on my last visit I bought some baskets made in Thailand and they beautiful, will share the pictures of them sometime :)

Designwali said...

Oh I so need some Morrocan in my home!

Nisha said...

moroccan designs alwaz ve a grace..thx 4r ths post..

Nayana said...

How beautiful...I always love how lived in, colorful, joyous feeling it gives. lovely post...

~Undercover Diva said...

So beautiful!! I love all of the carved doors and colorful tiles.

Poonam said...

I loved the blogpost!!! Moroccan Styles are so beautiful..wud love to have the tree in my own home as in the 4th photo !! And awesome Blog...:) love it!

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Patricia Torres said...

What a lovely lovely post.. A part of my heart.. is always in Morocco.. The architecture... the designs.. the colours.. have me.. for sure!!

Kalyan said...

Simply beautiful...lovely decorations!

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely postDivya.i am just spending time this day,as i rarely get these days to read posts and comment.even i tried to buy a moroccan small lantern on diwali..