Tassels and Embroidery
Tassels and embroidery have always had a place in Moroccan design. Lately I’ve noticed them being applied in nontraditional ways. Silk threads normally used for embroidery are being twisted into bobbles for hair accessories, woven into bracelets, rings, and necklaces, or used to covered ordinary pens with colorful designs. Tassels appear on key chains, as tiebacks with chunky metal hamsas, and as embellishments on jewelry, bags, or clothing. I don’t recall seeing such a large selection of tassels and embroidery bobbles during my previous trips to Morocco.