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Arts and Crafts of Morocco by James Jereb

Newly available, Arts and Crafts of Morocco is an expansive survey of the artisan traditions of Morocco by James Jereb, the leading scholar in the field.

Morocco’s unique geographic location established it as a centre of cultural exchange; its arts and crafts are the product of the intermingling of African, Spanish and Islamic traditions. Jereb surveys vibrantly coloured textiles, exquisite configurations of jewellery, tattoos and talismans, intricate leather goods and exquisite woodwork, metalwork, and an enormous variety of pottery and ceramics. With a chapter dedicated to each category, ample time is given to grounding the arts and crafts in the contexts of Moroccan belief systems, festivals and ceremonies.

Arts and Crafts of Morocco taps into a renewed interest in artisan handcrafted products in the face of mass production. With 150 specially commissioned colour photographs, the book is invaluable to designers and collectors interested in original decorative ideas.

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

Arts and Crafts of Morocco by James Jereb
Publication Date: 19 January 2015
Price £16.95

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