Moroccan Lanterns

Project Description

Name of Pattern Moroccan Metalwork Link to Pattern www.mycraftwork.com/moroccan-lanterns.html What was your inspiration? We marry traditional and contemporary designs to produce luxury Moroccan lanterns, wall scones, pendants and lamps. These masterpieces are carefully designed by our talented lighting designers and handcrafted from high quality metals by our Master Craftsmen in our Moroccan metalwork cooperative. Our innate passion for functional design and our desire to explore new materials drive us to surpass the limits of conformity and explore our own imagination. The creation of a Luxury Moroccan Lantern goes through six major phases and each phase is assigned to a person that we refer to as "The Maalam" (The Master): The Drawing Phase: A drawing artist draws the motifs and patterns on paper, and then proceeds by carbon copying the design onto the metal slate. He also shades the spots to be drilled in order to facilitate the next Master's work. The Hand Puncturing Phase: This is where the metal slate gets transferred to the Puncturing Master who will proceed by drilling the shaded areas marked by the drawing artist. They use a special thin needle to do this, which they need to replace almost every half an hour because it gets dull. The Engraving and Embellishment Phase: After the slate has been drilled, it goes to the Engraving Master who will use a chisel tool to embellish the complex design patterns by engraving leaves, flower stems etc The Molding Phase: The embellished slate then gets molded into the desired shape, and this is done by yet another Artisan. The Welding Phase: After the slate is molded, an artisan uses Aged Bronze to weld it. Bronze is used for welding because it hides the discontinuities and it makes the Moroccan lantern look more uniform at the welding junction. The Polishing phase: This is the last phase that gives the lantern its shining luster. Our Moroccan Lighting fixtures are custom made to order and come pre-wired with LED light bulbs. We can accommodate dimension changes as well as motif design suggestions (within reason). Mycraftwork's Moroccan lighting style encompasses the broadest decor spectrum and is suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, hall ways, Patios, living rooms etc...

What you will need

  • From luxurious Moroccan lamps in ornate brass covered with the most intricate designs
  • to highly sophisticated Moroccan lanterns hanging from the ceilings
  • our fine metalwork is a tribute to the splendors of the golden age of Moroccan art. Whether the work is done on brass
  • bronze or even a Nickel Silver alloy
  • our highly creative artisans use these metals to create superb designs rich with Arabic geometries
  • floral shapes and calligraphy. The elegant proportions and the efficient use of light
  • coupled with the nobility of materials and a jewelers meticulous precision
  • are a few of the many qualities that characterize our luxury lighting accessories.

Q&A with Mycraftwork.com

annarosel837981 asked:
How awesome!
Mycraftwork.com answered:
Thanks Anna! Glad you like our Moroccan lanterns!
summerset80027 asked:
Are there instructions on how to do it? Isn't this for DIY projects?
Mycraftwork.com answered:
Hi there summerset!
Catherine Hornby asked:
Is there somewhere where I could buy this hanging lantern or do you only make them for commissions?
Mycraftwork.com answered:
Hello Catherine, Most of my work is commissioned. You can contact me through my website for more info! Thanks.
karilrich10275019 asked:
I am needing two large outdoor sconces. Can any of these go outdoors or can they be custom ordered?
Mycraftwork.com answered:
Yes we can custom make them. Please email us at info@mycraftwork.com Thanks.
robinbeau10925738 asked:
I am interested in the Moroccan light also. How can I purchase . Please let me know. Just love it thx u
Mycraftwork.com answered:
Please email us at info@mycraftwork.com Thanks.