I have a friend traveling in Morocco this week. I ask him to send me the designs and colors of Marrakesh that were outside of the door where he is staying. These are the pictures he sent this morning.
Since the main religion of Morocco is Islam, which forbids the representation of people and animals in art, Moroccan designs are complex patterns and abstractions. According to Islam beliefs, these patterns create a sense of beauty so that the viewer can focus on higher truths than humans and animals. Moroccan pottery varies within the country, however regardless of the area Moroccan pottery is made with meaningful designs, styles, symbols and colors.
Since Morocco sits in a strategic location at the point of blending cultures on the northwestern point of Africa this geographical location imbues Moroccan interior design with European, African as well as Persian influences.