Moroccan craft : wood
The Moroccan craft industry is very known for the work of wood. Used in architecture and furniture, the work of wood requires a large smoothness of execution. It is at the time of Mérinides (XIII° century) that the large builders equipped the town of religious and civil buildings. Today, the trunks, boxes, ashtray, under cup, racks and libraries are the most popular achievements which meet a need for comfort. To work as well as possible, the craftsmen use different drink: The cedar of the forests of the Average Atlas, imputrescible and odoriferous; The thuja, scented and rubber band which makes it possible the craftsman to develop his artistic ingeniousness without much risk of crack. The craftsmen also enriched work by wood by introducing local colourings (cedar, thuja, apricot tree, lemon tree, orange) or imported (mahogany tree, ebony).