This stunning wide wooden door was handmade in a family cooperative in a southern moroccan town near zagora, morocco. Hand carved from the fragrant wood of the tamarisk tree harvested 100-200 years ago, this expertly crafted door has been refurbished in the traditional ornate moroccan style. A beautifully designed olive tree fills the entire door, made of handplaced individual pieces of repurposed camel bone.
The olive tree is representative of the family tree. At the bottom of the tree on each side are two camels, also created from pieces of camel bone. Dark metal rivets on the door are carefully placed, providing the door with great strength and giving protection from evil forces, according to moroccan legend. Tamarisk wood, also known as salt cedar, is naturally pest repellent and ages beautifully.The variances in grain and staining create a beautiful contrast and add a rich warmth. This item was completely handmade in a tuareg cooperative in amazraou, morocco, using techniques passed down through many generations. This particular door is collaboration between a father, the silversmith; and his son, the carpenter.
These are truly the finest doors you will find in all of morocco, suitable for indoors and outdoors, or even for use as a gate door. Absolutely stunning craftsmanship and one of a kind. All sales on silver sahara abide by fair trade principles, and benefit the native artisans to help ensure continuation of traditional craft techniques. Handmade; please allow for minor imperfections. Please inquire with any questions or for more pictures.