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Here are some treasures from the brass markets of Morocco.

Giant kettle
14" wide x 18" high
This Moroccan kettle was probably used to heat water for bathing.  Antique, well-made, no leaks. 

 

Couscoussiere

Large size
This is the traditional Fes couscous maker: Mounds of semolina are steamed in the tin-lined colander poised above the fragrant stew in the pot below.  Antique.  Copper lined with tin.  Has a leak (repairable).

 

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Tuareg teapot

7.5” x 9”

In the Sahara, tea is made in small pots like this, but it is very strong.  This teapot is really a piece of jewelry, made by skilled Touareg smiths.  The graceful pewter form is decorated with copper overlays.  The handle, which has built-in heat diffusers, is embellished with intricate lamination of brass, silver and ebony, and the similarly laminated top knob contains an element of translucent crystal. 


Kettle and Brazier on Tripod

30” x 10”
Kettle fits tightly into the brazier/base and the whole thing may be carried by the handle.  Hand-made and engraved.

 

 

 

 

 


Copper milk/water jug

21” tall, 8.5 lbs. 
Heavy, antique Moroccan jug with handle and detached lid.  Somewhat battered hand-hammered copper shows signs of time.

 

 


antique breadbox (tobeqa)

21 inches tall

Martellated brass conical lid tops a round pan on three little legs.  This ceremonial breadbox or cake-box would have been employed at weddings and similar events in Marrakech.

 

 


Powder bottle

19th c. Morocco

A wood bottle with a fitted brass lip. Metal studs and a simple cross pattern. Used for carrying gunpowder

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Copper water jug with two handles

Heavy, antique jug with wide mouth, used to bring water from a well in a Moroccan village.

 

 

 

lantern (fnar)

An elaborate candle lantern in heavy perforated brass.  With Iraqi milk glass on the arched panels, two small blue concave glass decorations on each panel, and red and blue glass on the bottom that is visible when the lamp is hanging. This piece was uniquely commissioned by an artisan who specializes in antique reproductions.

21" x 10.5"

Copper & brass Kettle and Brazier

30"”high

An ornate Moroccan symbol of hospitality

 

 

Meknes sculptural bird

iron chased with silver decorations

27.5 inches

 

 

 

Old Water Server

copper with brass lid and fittings

24"high x 11" diameter

 

 



A woman weaving a long band of wool and camel hear mixed together to make a tent

The "Kummiyet" specific to the Amazigh of the upper Atlas

 


Traditional tools used all over the Tamazgha in weaving

Khanjar
 19th c. Morocco
Berber knife in a sculpted scabbard.
 


Pinch pin lock and key
18-19th c.  Morocco.  Functional antique lock with perforated brass surface design.

Well pulley
6 ”inches
Wood.  Morocco.  Certainly old.

Powder bottle
19th c. Morocco

A wood bottle with a fitted brass lip. Metal studs and a simple cross pattern. Used for carrying gunpowder

 

 

 

Berber  Khanjar Metal

Berber Khanjar Metal

SKU: 260002

This moroccan sword is unique. It is hand made, with the ancient methods. It is a great piece of art to decorate your living room wall. It has small rings on the side to make it easier to hang on the wall. Size : 19x3 inc

Berber Khanjar

Berber Khanjar

SKU: 260001

This moroccan sword is unique. It is hand made, with the ancient methods. It is embellished with camel bones. It is a great piece of art to decorate your living room wall. It has small rings on the side to make it easier to hang on the wall. Size: 12x2 inc

Berber khanjar "os beige"

Berber khanjar "os beige"

SKU: 260005

This moroccan sword is unique. It is hand made, with the ancient methods. It is embellished with camel bones. It is a great piece of art to decorate your living room wall. It has small rings on the side to make it easier to hang on the wall. Size: 16x3 inc

Berber Khanjar "os marron"

 Berber Khanjar "os marron"

SKU: 260004

This moroccan sword is unique. It is hand made, with the ancient methods. It is embellished with camel bones. It is a great piece of art to decorate your living room wall. It has small rings on the side to make it easier to hang on the wall. Size: 16x3 inc

...weaving...
Weaving is a metaphor for survival and creativity in the Amazigh  life. When a weaver completes her work, she uttrers an invocation : " The life of weaving has come to its end. Not so, please God, the lives of my household!"

The weaver's task start at the river, where she washes the newly shorn fleece. When the wool is dry, she divides it into long, strong fibers to be spun into tread for the wrap and shoter. Other times, it is dyed with a palate of colors traditionally drawn from the earth and plants in the locality.


a weaver cards wool prior to spinning


a weaver from High Atlas spins a fine thread of wool using her toes.



 

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