Moroccan Throw Pillows / Decorative Pillows



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Moroccan Throw Pillows / Decorative Pillows


If you want to completely redecorate your spaces and change the look, or simply add an original touch to your interior, look no further!! Pillows, particularly Moroccan pillows, are the perfect way to turn an everyday armchair until a romantic, trendy piece. 

You will be surprised by how much beauty adding some pillows will do for your space. It’s the little things that add up and make the most significant impact. In many cases, the pillows will be a focal point in the room. 

I - Throw Pillow / Decorative Pillow 

A throw pillow is a small, decorative soft furnishing item, made from a wide range of textiles, including cotton, linen, silk, leather, microfibre, suede, chenille and velvet.

Throw pillows are a commonly used piece in interior design and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and decorative elements such as tassels and piped edges. The most common throw pillow designs are square and range from 16 inches to 24 inches. 

Throw pillows are usually (loosely) placed on sofas or armchairs but are also frequently used on beds, day beds and floors. Throw pillows serve both an aesthetic and a functional purpose:

  • Decorative pillows are commonly used to tie in color accents within a room, often drawing on the colors in drapes, walls or area rugs.
  • From a functional perspective, throw pillows may provide back, neck and head support

II - Moroccan pillows, the missing piece to your happiness

Moroccan Pillows are a great decoration tool, a low commitment, low-cost way to transform any space. 

Moroccan artisans are known for weaving pillows with character for all tastes. Moroccan Decorative Pillows exist in variety of colors, patterns and styles that work well with all types of interiors: bohemian, modern, minimalist, Scandinavian, traditional….

Moroccan Decorative Pillows present very deep artistic patterns inspired by the perception of the lives of women artisans. Bright colors like red, pink, yellow, blue… to brighten up your rooms or neutral colors like gray, white, black, brown to soften it.

II - I Some History

Throughout history, the North African country of Morocco has hosted various cultures, civilizations, and even religions. From native Berber to Arabs and from Romans and Spaniards in the North to people from Sub-Saharan Africa, this country has welcomed various visitors who made it their home. So it’s not surprising that Moroccan-style design, decoration, and architecture are so rich, vibrant, diverse and inspiring.

II - II Moroccan Salon 

Privileged place of the house, a cozy nest dedicated to relaxation and well-being, the Moroccan living room (Moroccan Salon) holds high the decorative art of Moroccan craft. It highlights the nobility of this ancestral know-how through time. Never dated, rooted in the Berber tradition but open to new trends, Moroccan craft is incomparable. It provides sensations of softness and quietude through many styles of Moroccan living room.

Each element of the living room is hand made by a craftsman or a Berber woman. This is the case of carpets and pillows and cushion covers.

Don’t forget that the pillow is not only for the sofa. Using a pillow on your bed can create the perfect atmosphere for your bedroom. These pillow ideas will surely spark your imagination to create the perfect look for your bedroom or living room design.

II - III Moroccan Bedroom

mazing rich patterns, Moroccan poufs, bedside tables and patterned pillows are some of the most used Moroccan decorations. In color, you can use unusual shades like purple, royal blue, green, turquoise, fuchsia, orange, yellow, gold, silver and bright red.

 

 You will be surprised by how much beauty adding some pillows will do for your space. It’s the little things that add up and make the most significant impact. In many cases, the pillows will be a focal point in the room. 

II - IV Moroccan garden, terrace, balcony or patio

Traditionally, Moroccan houses have been designed with privacy protection, which excludes courtyards in front and behind the houses. Instead, the houses were built around a central courtyard, often adorned with fountains or swimming pools.

Carved wooden chairs, chests, coffee tables and bedside tables often contrast with plush sofas, ottomans or floor cushions in the room.

Moroccans have created the most distinct carpets in the world for centuries. Traditionally, these rugs were used as blankets. Their designs focused on abstract and geometric patterns with colorful and neutral palettes. These same fabrics, known for their resistance to the sun and rain, are used for outdoor cushions.

III - Moroccan Salon Pillows

The Moroccan salon pillows and bolsters are crafted from stunning upholstery textiles, with rich colours and shiny metallics: usually two colors, harmonized with the "Tlamet" (Sofa's cover). One may for instance find a color of pale or white background, and floral patterns or arabesques of highlight color (red, burgundy, beige, brown, tan, black, gray, silver, gold, blue or green).

 

Moroccan Decorative Pillow

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Moroccan salon pillows and bolsters can be used on the floor in a low seating setting or on the lounge or daybed, while also being beautifully decadent in a bedroom setting. They offer a touch of modern Morocco for your home.


IV - Hand Loomed Pillows - Making Process

Hand loomed Pillows and Cushion Covers are made from 100% Organic wool and/or cotton using traditional wooden loom. They are stylish, soft and comfy. Perfect for bed or the living room, this tassel Pillows and Cushion Covers create a boho and farmhouse look to any interior decor.

IV - I The Loom in Moroccan History

For centuries Moroccan culture has revered the loom, regarding it to be imbued with a sense of divine presence, charisma and wisdom. Known as ‘baraka, they believe that this is transmitted from the loom to the weaver, the woollen textiles he/she weaves and finally to the user.

IV - II Making Process

Craftswomen first source high quality, hand spun wool that has been harvested from indigenous sheep and sold daily in the souks. It is then taken to the dyers souk where it is hand dyed using traditional methods.

Once the wool has dried in the sun it is brought to workshops where artisans hand weave stunning blankets and pillows on wooden looms, some taking almost more than a day to finish.

Blankets and pillows are hand woven on looms made out of wood, using traditional methods in existence for centuries, skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. 

Read also: Moroccan Blankets

V - Pom Pom Pillows

Very populars, this pieces are essential today in home decor. Mono color, striped, square or lumbar, there is a choice for each taste.

V - I Pom Pom Pillows and Cushion Covers from the Atlas

Traditionally handwoven by artisans in Marrakesh and surounded villages, this Pillow Case Cushion made from 100% Organic wool and/or cotton using traditional wooden loom are stylish, soft and comfy. Perfect for bed or the living room, this tassel Pillow Cushion created a boho and farmhouse look to interior decor.

 
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V - II Tassel Pillows and Cushion Covers from Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue. 

Read also: About Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is famous for its woven rugs and blankets in bright primary colors. Chefchaouen's native handicrafts - wool garments and woven blankets - are not available anywhere else in Morocco.

Previously silk was the material of choice: the mulberry trees in Uta el-Hammam square are a legacy of these times. Most of the weaving nowadays is with wool, one of the area's biggest products.

The city is known for its colorful weaving, particularly the blue, white, and red-striped Riffi blankets, which are worn by most rural women in the Rif. 

Wonderful colorful pillows and cushion covers from the same material are available to complete your bed cover set. They can be draped anywhere and can be used on a bed, sofa of as a floor pillows. They are also fantastic housewarming and birthday gifts as they go with almost any existing decoration style.

 

 

VI - Berber Pillows and Cushion Covers

Berber pillows are full of elaborate tribal patterns, abstract designs and vintage textiles hand sewn by Berber women artisans in the Atlas Mountain range of Morocco. Berber pillows are unique, each has its own individual style and character. The designs and tattoo motifs are believed to have meditative properties. Each wool pillow is hand-dyed in natural vegetable pigments, hand loomed in freehand geometric patterns and filled with cotton.

VI - I Cactus Silk Pillows

This unique Moroccan pillow is hand loomed and hand dyed. The fabric is commonly known as "cactus silk" or "sabra silk".

This kind Handmade Moroccan Cushion is simply wonderful. It’s made of agave silk and has wonderful different colours and textures. Agave plants are especially huge in Morocco. They are succulent plants that you can peel which will then produces threads.

Spiky leaves from sustainable Saharan agave cactus are harvested, hammered and then soaked to release fibers. The fibers are then hand spun using traditional processes to make cactus silk. These threads are then coloured with gorgeous vegetal dyes. The silk is then combined with camel wool and handwoven on a loom to make cactus silk rugs that in turn are made into these vintage cushion covers.

Each piece has a unique intricate embroidered design, and no two will every be exactly the same!

 

 
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VI - II Tribal Kilim Pillows

 This kind of kilim cushions is made from organically dyed double sided wool & adorned with tassels, sequins & other traditional ornaments.

VII - Moroccan Pillows and Bohemian Style 

The word ‘bohemian‘ refers to someone who is socially unconventional and often involved in the arts, making it a great interior design option for a rich and heady space full of visual interest and a relaxed spirit.

If Boho is your lifestyle or would like to add some Bohemian to your current style, then this is the perfect addition to your space. Hand made with pure wool, these pillows are woven by Berber women in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco which makes them one of a kind. The tribal symbols and rich colors add a warm and ethnic touch to your couch, bed, chair…It makes a great gift for any occasion as it is a unique piece that will make any room look more cozy and trendy. 

VIII - How to use Pillows?

Pillows can be draped anywhere and can be used on a bed, sofa of as a floor pillows. They are also fantastic housewarming and birthday gifts as they go with almost any existing decoration style.

VIII - I Pom Pom Pillows

Fill it with nice soft cushion. Use odd number of cushions, like three or five, rather than traditional pairs. Focus on few big and attractive 55×55cm Pom Pom cushions to have that clean cool look and trim the set with smaller cushions with ethnic or colorful patterns.

VIII - II Cactus Silk Sablra Pillow, Design tip

Consider these pillows a neutral and pair them with more patterned designs, like kilim pillows! 

 



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