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Moroccan Art at The Met

Jan 2

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1/2/2012 7:07 PM  RssIcon

Traditional Moroccan Court

The Metropolitan Museum of Arts opens the new allergies for the art of the Arab lands on November 1, 2011. The display includes the world best collections of Islamic Art. It includes The Moroccan court which was hand crafted by Moroccan artisans on site from Fez region of Morocco, Original Nasrid columns define the patio space, and dadoes of custom-made glazed tiles in traditional pattern frame a fountain that bring the sound of falling water to the galleries.

The court shows the authenticity of traditional Moroccan arts. The design and style is based on Moroccan late medieval design, and the court was created using the traditional Moroccan way, and the court walls are covered with colored  Moroccan mosaic tiles while arabesques, palmettes, shells and blossoms are carved into the stucco walls and wooden ceiling.

Moroccan Court

Met Moroccan Court

Moroccan Nasrid columns 

Morocco design

Moroccan Mosaic Tiles

The tiles were shipped from Fez, where large pieces had been fired in ovens fueled with olive pits and sawdust and then hand cut into individual shapes by 35 workers over a period of four months.

Moroccan tiles traditional pattern

Morocco Fountain

Moroccan Fountain

 Moroccan craftsmen were able to create a brand new 14th-century courtyard at the heart of the Islamic art galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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