OLD ORIENTAL CARPET
MOROCCAN BAGS AND ARTIFACTS 1
IN ADDITION TO PILED RUGS and flat weaves the Berbers of the Moroccan mountain ranges weave many artifacts for use in their homes. Among the most numerous are rectangular weavings which are folded in half and stitched and then become cushions and pillows. A small opening is left on a long side sufficient for various fillings to be inserted by hand. Bags of all sizes range from the tiny which contain precious items of jewellery, spices or dried fruit to the huge which are filled with grain.
Saddle bags for transport of goods by horse or donkey are common.
Finely woven bags are still made as dowry pieces.
Many items of clothing are woven for both every day, ceremonies and special occasions.
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