I always wanted to go to Morocco, the stage for the movie “Casa
Blanca”, and when I finally visited I found that the country was
filled with attractiveness. Their sense of art is extraordinary.
The item I was most impressed with was an iron door of an ordinary
house. Design patterns were outlined with iron strings and were filled
with colors, and none of the designs were the same. Most were geometrical
patterns but some were mysterious designs with curved lines. Those
mysterious designs were like modern art done by Miro, Kandinski,
Why are the Moroccans particular about doors? Since the outer wall of each building
is made of dried bricks covered with mud and lacks individuality and decoration,
the people might want to assert themselves with the design of their entrance
doors. The combination of coarse reddish wall, typical for this country, and
a decorative door is elegant and appealing. Other than the doors, window grilles
were also attractive.
Similar to the doors, each grille was different from the others and each design
was modern and appealing. It seems that the Moroccans are people who are particular
about the openings in their buildings. I thought that a complete photograph book
could be made with the photos of those doors and window grilles.