Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Wood Dimensions: Length: 12 feet, 3.65 meters Length: 5 feet, 1.52 meters Region: Morocco, North Africa Age: 70 years old (1952) Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately Item Number: D010 Collection: Decor Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request Provenance Report: "Aged Moroccan Door" Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Condition Report: Available Upon Request Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
This imposing Moroccan door was hand crafted in Fez using wood planks. It is beautifully carved with intricate details of floral and geometric patterns in the Moorish, Arabesque style. This door has a unique patina, designs in the front and back, can be used functionally as a door, or as a bold wall piece. This a a "Dutch door" and can divided horizontally in such a fashion that the bottom half may remain shut while the top half opens. The initial purpose of the door design was to keep animals out of farmhouses, or keep children inside, while allowing light and air to filter through the open top. When the top half was open they also allowed a breeze, but stopped the wind from blowing dirt into the house. Moorish influenced designs have been used for centuries decorating the ceilings and wall panels of mosques and palaces in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.
This unique piece was hand made in Morocco. No factories or machinery was involved in the production process, only artisans and hand tools with painstaking detail and precision. This piece is made out of natural materials and is free from any fillers, dyes, stains, or varnishes. There is ONLY ONE piece in existence--truly one of a kind.
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