There is no doubt that women in Morocco, during the long history of this country, have contributed formidably in many domains, especially in the field craftsmanship. They have succeeded in improving and developing this active domain by preserving its authenticity and its originality. Embroidery is one of the best examples of the unique savoir-faire of Moroccan women, who consider this domain as one of the most important and fertile fields to express their creative capacities.
Moroccan women have used embroidery in many domains. For example, they have used it for decorating traditional clothes, including caftans, (a long woman's dress of Andalusian origin that is the favorite dress for celebrations) and women's djellabas (a long dress in many colors that Moroccan women wear in their daily life) . Moroccan embroidery is also used to decorate tablecloths, handkerchiefs, household linen, bed linen, etc.
There are many types of the traditional embroidery in Morocco, two of which are very famous. There is the Fassy (from Fez) embroidery, which is more often than not made only in one color (usually green). Moroccan women use triangles and leaves as their most common motives, and nature is their main source of inspiration. The use of this kind of embroidery is limited to decorating tablecloths, handkerchiefs, covers and the like.
On the other hand, we have the Rbati (from Rabat) embroidery, which displays many colors and flower motives. Rbati embroidery is used to decorate traditional clothes, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, household linen, etc. In addition to these two main types of embroidery, there are several others types commonly used in Morocco, such as "Randa", "Sellane" or "Darss" embroidery, Turkish embroidery, Golden embroidery, Tunisian embroidery, etc.
In general, we can say that Moroccan traditional embroidery is one of the most brilliant types of Moroccan craftsmanship and represents the intense creativity of Moroccan women, who use their hands on traditional materials to create amazing decorative works of art.
If you want to admire the charm and beauty of traditional Moroccan embroidery, I invite you to come to Marrakech, the best destination to discover innumerable boutiques which offer clothes, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, covers and all sorts of fabrics decorated with this perfect embroidery.
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