I think that by the time I complete posting my images from Morocco, you will be able to buy all that you need for building a Moroccan style home.  Today, I would like to share with you my great experience photographing the process of dyeing wool.  I come from a family which was involved in the textile industry.

I only wish I would be 15 again, and smart enough to understand the beauty I saw almost daily. As a kid I loved watching the spinning and dyeing facilities.  I loved the large drums, full of wonderful colors, the endless rows of spinning machines, and cotton dust flying everywhere. So here in Marrakech, in the middle of the Medina (old city) I visited a small facility where sheep wool was dyed and WOW, what a Déjà vu!!!

One cannot discuss Moroccan textile without mentioning its rugs. Rugs have been woven by the tribal people of Morocco for their own use rather than for decorative purposes.  There are endless designs, and most, but not all, are woven and  knotted using wool or cotton. I had the great pleasure to watch some of the men and women at their work and loved every minute. I have a strong connection to this form of craft as I myself was weaving quite a bit at a distant era and at a “different” life.  Enjoy it with me.

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