Domestic Life and Traditional Skills

Traditional skills: basketwork and weaving

Flatbread oven, southern Morocco

satchel,Choukara, Rif

Mosque pulpit, minbar, Anti-Atlas

The items displayed here show the rich diversity of Berber traditional skills or savoir faire – whether in wood, leather, pottery, metalwork, or basket weaving – all demonstrate the variety of craftsmanship. The dominant geometric designs on domestic objects for both everyday or festive use, such as ritual objects, are sometimes associated with human forms.