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Exploring the beauty of Moroccan lamps and lanterns!

Exploring the beauty of Moroccan lamps and lanterns!

27 Février 2024
Exploring the beauty of Moroccan lamps and lanterns!

Lamps and lanterns come in numerous different shapes and sizes based on the cultural context. For Moroccan lamps, the intricate designs, vibrant colors, and detailed craftsmanship are unparalleled.
The pottery and metalwork of many ancient tribes of the Maghreb region of North Africa were the beginning of these lamps or “Fanoos”. The Fanoos have a rich history dating back to Medieval Egypt. The story says that the Egyptians would light the Fanoos lanterns to welcome Caliph Muizz to Cairo during Ramadan. Caliph Muizz is the name for an Egyptian ruler.
Looking even further back, in Ancient Egypt when Pharaohs ruled the land, the people would light torches–similar to Fanoos–during celebrations. Egyptians would have a five day festival to observe the rising of the star Sirius and to celebrate the five Gods’ birthdays–Osiris, Horus, Isis, Seth, and Nephtys. In a time when technology and lighting was not where it is today, these lamps were the main source of light. Colored glass and wirework are the indicating factors of Moroccan lamps along with aesthetic Islamic art and geometric shapes.
There are various unique types of Moroccan lamps including pendant lamps, table lamps, and floor lamps. Pendant lamps hang down from the ceiling, creating a fantastical starry landscape above you. Table lamps are a great addition to your bedside table or a dining room table. They add style and flavor to any room. Floor lamps are taller statement pieces with functionality benefits as well. They create a cozy atmosphere and bring about a rustic feel.
Moroccan lamps should be essential to interior design because of the attention to culture and detail they encompass and how versatile they are. These handcrafted pieces are one of a kind and are made in the traditional way that has been passed down through generations, which makes them even more special. If you want a warm touch of exoticism and a refreshed look of culture, Moroccan lamps are the statement piece for you

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