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The Kingdom of a Thousand Kingdoms
The spirit of Morocco finds full expression in art. A country of artisans, even everyday objects are rendered with extraordinary craftsmanship. Markets are full of brass wares, leather goods, exquisite carpets and embroidery work of fine quality and beauty.
On a larger scale, this national artistic inclination is expressed in buildings, gardens and fountains. Owing to the various tribal, dynastic, and colonial influences, in Moroccan architecture one finds seemingly opposing expressions of rapture, ostentation and formidable might. As in the country, the result is a distinct and cohesive character, greater than the sum of its many influences. Arabesque tracery, geometric design, stylized vegetation and multicolored mosaic may cover entire structures or contribute just a hint of detail in otherwise featureless stone.