Janet Ramin - It may have started with Valentino stealing a kiss in the casbah or Lawrence of Arabia storming across rippling sands astride a camel, but our fascination with desert cultures has had a long history and continues till today. In our latest mood board, let's explore the exotic desert land of Morocco to discover the elements of Moroccan style.
Natives of the desert have lived primarily a nomadic, tribal life and consequently their furnishings had to be portable too. Through their travels, they carried with them
- pillows for their seating
- small tables and folding chairs for dining
- rugs to cover the sand
Moroccans are known for their hospitality, so at every home a tray will be ready with refreshments that include dates, figs, nut-filled pastries and mint tea served in tea glasses. After a hot day in the desert, this is a welcome sight indeed!
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