This spectacular hand-carved Moroccan table is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Made from a one-of-a-kind double door from the renowned Douini Workshop, this cedar wood table can be used as a coffee table or a traditional low Moroccan dining table. Matching chairs available.
The design is complex and endlessly delightful. Extensively handcarved, common motifs seen include the ubiquitous Hamsa hand; mosque doors; zed, the symbol of the the Berber Amazigh free man; eyes to protect from the evil eye; and the triangular shape of the fibulae, a traditional brooch used to affix headscarves to clothing. These shapes are decorated or surrounded by handpainted carved, stained with henna in elegant arabesques and swirls. The door is replete with more than 100 rivets, a decorative element believed to bring protection to the home.
The door has a wrought iron slide lock for the smaller door to open, with a curved wrought iron handle. In the middle of the door is a large wrought iron hamsa knocker, with triangle metal rays emanating from the top. This door is fully functional, and can be used as a door, or inserted into the table frame for a table that will be the envy of all who are lucky enough to catch a glimpse.
The table frame is hand-carved and polished cedarwood, with further decorative designs including the diamond-shaped eyes. The base of the table is solid wood for stability and versatility. A large piece of thick sheet glass protects the door from damage, and makes the table functional. In Moroccan homes, it is unusual to have a designated formal dining table, and meals are eaten communally around a low table such as this, often in the common room.
The Douini workshop, in the southern Saharan town of Amazraou, Morocco, creates some of the most stunning and unique wooden doors and tables in all of Morocco. Using traditional woodworking techniques handed down from father to son through generations, their work is rich with baraka--the good feelings that come from a piece truly made with love and care.
This table can be shipped anywhere in the world, and is available now. Price includes table base, door, and free worldwide shipping. Glass insert not included, but is available separately, please inquire.