Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Moroccan Mosaics

This month, Angela Thompson came to talk to us about her travels round Morocco, and the textiles she has collected.


She showed a presentation with many photographs of the buildings and architectural details which have inspired Moroccan embroidery, full of rich geometric patterns.


Due to the wide range of cultures that settled in Morocco, there are many different styles of embroidery, varying from town to town, and ranging in style from very delicate to rather more coarse embroidery. Angela also talked about how she had visited homes where families embroidered items for sale, like table cloths and tea tray inserts.


Here are some of the photos I took of the textiles that Angela shared:

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