You may not immediately think of the Far East when you hear the word Morocco, but you can indeed buy beautiful Moroccan lamps that give the same Oriental atmosphere. These lamps are in no way inferior to Oriental lamps from Egypt or India.
How are Moroccan lamps made?
Moroccan lamps are made in small artisan workshops that can be found throughout cities like Fez, Marrakech. Marrakech is also the city where most lamps are transported to in order to be traded. In the small ‘factories’, the making of Moroccan lamps is still real craftsmanship, usually carried out by the whole family. These are often illiterate people who have been making lamps for generations. They therefore set great store by craftsmanship. Unfortunately, the earnings that these craftsmen make from their Moroccan lamps are barely enough to make ends meet. Therefore, we pay a fair price for our lamps.
What does a Moroccan lamp look like?
When you compare Moroccan lamps to other Oriental lamps you may not see similarities at first glance, but there are. Modern Oriental lamps are all known for their refined technique, but the Moroccan lamps are just a bit coarser in structure and patterns than other mini Oriental lamps. This is particularly evident in the chandeliers of Moroccan origin that are all slightly coarser and larger in size. Also in terms of colors, the Moroccan lamps often look slightly different. Whereas the Egyptian or Indian lamps are usually equipped with gold and silver, the Moroccan lamp is more often executed in antique bronze.
Moroccan hanging lamps
Our Moroccan pendant lamps have a beautiful oriental design that will immediately put your home in an Oriental atmosphere. Moroccan pendant lamps are therefore available in various designs. Of course we have the spherical lamp, but there are also Moroccan pendant lamps in drop shape, onion shape, oval shape and pear shape. In addition, we also have atmospheric Moroccan ceiling lights in our range.
All our Moroccan pendant lamps have an open base, making it very easy to replace the lamp yourself. Of course, the open underside also provides a nice atmospheric look. Fixing a Moroccan pendant lamp is no problem at all. It is usually possible to attach it to the ceiling using the cable itself. In addition, you can always use the supplied chain. This is particularly handy with heavy pendant lamps.
Moroccan table and floor lamps
With a Moroccan table or floor lamp, you create a completely different effect in a room than with a pendant lamp. If you choose a large version of this lamp, for example, it will instantly fill the entire room with the oriental atmosphere and radiance. You can also choose to place several small lamps next to each other in a corner of the room. These lamps also look great on bedside tables.
Essentially, the possibilities for creating an authentic Oriental atmosphere with table or floor lamps from Morocco are endless. Moroccan table and floor lamps are also available in various designs. There are pillar-shaped models, onion-shaped models and models with legs. Whichever model you choose, you will always buy a Moroccan table lamp that gives an authentic Oriental atmosphere to the room.
Where do we get our Moroccan lamps?
We buy our Moroccan lamps directly from the small factories where the lamps are made. Thus, the customer is assured that there is no middleman and we are assured that we have an authentic, traditional product can offer. All Moroccan lamps that we sell are handmade. We always use traditional materials such as copper and cold forged brass. We buy as much as possible from the same producers, so that we can guarantee a good product. In addition, our Moroccan lamps are constantly improved by the instructions we give to the makers. So you are always guaranteed a quality product that will last for many years.
Ten reasons to get a Moroccan lamp
There are several reasons to buy a Moroccan lamp. In fact, everyone wants such a lamp in his or her home. Therefore, we have listed the most important reasons for you. Who knows, maybe you will soon have a beautiful Moroccan lamp in your room.
No European traditional lighting
If you are used to European lighting with lamps from Ikea and similar manufacturers, then Moroccan lamps are quite something else. Lighting is a very important item in an interior and largely determines the atmosphere of a room. A Moroccan lamp is not just a lamp, but immediately puts the whole room in an Oriental atmosphere. It is the perfect touch to give your home that distinct Mediterranean atmosphere.
For both indoors and outdoors
When you think of a Moroccan lamp, you might think of indoor lighting, but this lamp also lends itself very well to outdoor use. These lamps are so versatile that it makes no difference whether you place them indoors or outdoors. You can really add them to any interior. What about a beautiful Moroccan lamp on the veranda or under a patio roof? You will imagine yourself in an Oriental atmosphere inside and outside.
Moroccan lamps enrich the interior
Some people only use Moroccan lamps to give a certain room an Oriental feel, but in principle you can place Moroccan lamps throughout the house. This will give the whole house that oriental touch. Moroccan lamps can be placed in the kitchen, the dining room and even in the bathroom.
You always buy quality
Handmade Moroccan lamps represent good quality. Each lamp is unique in its kind and is made by professionals who have often exercised this profession for generations. You definitely buy a durable product that you can enjoy for many years.
Moroccan lamps are timeless
You don’t have to worry that a Moroccan lamp will become outdated. They are useful all year round when it comes to lighting, but they are also an absolute asset to your interior. These products are so authentic that you can always fit them into your interior.
Moroccan lamps will help you through the winter
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, some people suffer from a winter dip. Moroccan lamps are a great way to combat this dip. Hanging one or more of these lamps will lighten and warm up any room. Just like your mood. Did you know that Moroccan lamps are also often used as wedding lighting?
Always just the right amount of light
As people say, too much of anything is not good for you. With a Moroccan pendant lamp, the techniques used filter out excess light. So you always have the right amount of light in the room where the lamp is located.
Moroccan lamps fit into any interior
Whether you have a modern and sleek or just a classic interior, a Moroccan lamp fits in anywhere. You don’t have to decorate your home or room in an Oriental atmosphere for the Moroccan lamp to fit in. On the contrary, simply take a Moroccan lamp and see how it fits into your interior. Success is assured.
Different types and sizes
Whether you want a large chandelier hanging from the ceiling or a small lamp on your bedside table, Moroccan lamps make it all possible. Moroccan lamps come in many different patterns, shapes, sizes, colours and designs. There is bound to be a lamp that suits you.
Can also be used thematically
A Moroccan lamp can be used to add extra cachet to a season or celebration. At Christmas, for example, a Moroccan lamp can serve very well as a centrepiece or extra decoration for Christmas. There are, of course, many more themes that can be explored with a Moroccan lamp as the centrepiece. This again demonstrates the versatility of these lamps.
Which lamp for the Moroccan lamp?
Which lamp you use makes a big difference to the atmosphere and look of a Moroccan lamp. Of course, you want to create the right mood lighting in a particular room and you can only do this if you use a good lamp. Basically, a Moroccan lamp always creates a warm and soothing atmosphere. The lamp itself is often hidden by grids, holes or coloured glass. So it is important to find the right lamp. It is best to go for a lamp that is bright (lumen), but also radiates warmth. Here are some tips and advice for choosing the right lamp.
If you’re going for a bulbous, pear-shaped lamp (which most closely resembles our traditional incandescent lamp), choose a clear lamp, not a matt one. Clear bulbs give off rays of light that are filtered through the holes of the Moroccan bulb. This sharpens the appearance of the lamp and gives you nice sharp shadows. Matt lamps, on the other hand, have a slightly subdued light of their own. This means that the Moroccan lamp will only dampen this light even more and the lamp will lose the effect it wants to radiate.
Colour of the lamp
Another important element of a Moroccan lamp to make it stand out is the colour of the light. Moroccan lamps are meant to give the room a warm look. A bright white light is therefore simply not suitable for the fitting of a Moroccan lamp. It is best to use a lamp that emits ‘warm white’ or ‘soft white’ light. We recommend a lamp with 2700 – 3000 Kelvin. Do not use bright white lamps or daylight lamps. With the right lamp, your Moroccan lamp will radiate the right warmth and softness.
The brightness of the lamp
A common misconception is that a bright bulb means the whole room is brightly lit. This is just as untrue as saying that a warm lamp would illuminate the room badly. The warmth, i.e. the colour of the lamp, is given in K (Kelvin). The brightness, i.e. the strength of the lamp, is expressed in Lumen. The higher the number of Lumen, the stronger the lamp radiates. This can be the case for any colour. We already mentioned that you should always choose a warm colour for a Moroccan lamp. On average, a lamp of between 800 and 1100 Lumen is suitable, but it is also a question of trying it out.
LED lamp or not?
From an environmental point of view, it is by far the best to use an LED lamp. LED lamps are energy-efficient and last a very long time. An LED lamp actually consists of many small lamps (filaments) and these provide a much wider spread of light. This means that the most characteristic element of the Moroccan lamp, the shadow, is not shown to its full advantage. The shadows are simply not rendered bright enough with an LED lamp. Therefore, for a Moroccan lamp, it is better to choose a halogen lamp. Do you really want an LED lamp? Then look for LED lamps with as few filaments as possible.
Which lamp do we recommend?
There are several suitable lamps for a Moroccan lamp. If you follow our guidelines a little, you will often come a long way. In this case, take a clear halogen lamp of 2700 – 3000 Kelvin and 800 – 1100 Lumen. There are various types of these lamps on the market. We highly recommend the Eco Halogen lamp. This lamp perfectly meets the requirements of a Moroccan lamp to radiate the right atmosphere.