The locals in Morocco will sometimes refer to the country folk as Amazigh, which is another word for Berber. Berber’s are the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa. Indigenous to the Northwest, their tribes include Zayanes, Shalha and Riffians to name but a few.
Berber tradition influences a lot design, the tribal tattoo designs can be seen etched into the plate.
Omar the woodworker was proud to point out these markings that appear in a lot of his work, both on the wooden spoons and plate in our wood collection.
This Mulberry plate has been oiled which has brought out the deep red colour from the wood.