Welcome to Moresque , Inc.
Owned and operated by the Naji family for the past 50 years, Arabesque/Moresque is an international firm with offices in the United States and Morocco. The Naji family and its artisans are committed to preserving, protecting, and promoting the Moroccan-Andalusian architectural heritage. The Naji family itself has practiced the art of creating Moroccan styles of interiors and furnishings for more than 750 years. Their talent, authenticity, creativity, and superior workmanship are recognized worldwide.
While the artisans specialize in carved plaster, wood, and brass, painted wood, and Moroccan hand-cut tiles (Zellij), they can use these mediums to create a wide variety of products; tables, lamps, sofas, fountains, in addition to more traditional applications like floorings, ceilings, walls, and columns. Together with dedicated designers, they create high quality products to fit your project’s needs, ranging anywhere from traditional to contemporary.
Production and Installation:
Arabesque/Moresque is a one-source provider for Moroccan-Andalusian Zellij. From the production of our tiles to the cutting and assembling of the Zellij, everything is done in our workshops in Fez. Additionally, we offer two lines of decorative wood (carved and painted), as well as a variety of exceptional brass products. We are committed to creating authentic carved plaster, using traditional carving methods.
2. Carved Plaster (Gypsum)
3. Carved brass fixtures
4. Woodwork .
Woodwork : Arabesque offers two types of woodwork, carved or painted premium Moroccan Cedar wood. Our decorative wood can be used as ceilings, domes, friezes, doors, windows, and Musharabiyyah (wooden partitions). Because of the quality and beauty of Moroccan Cedar wood, it is very popular in Moresque design.
Like carved plaster, wood has the same techniques of carving (Naksh) and painting (Zwak). During the first phase, a motif is designed for the project. Then, using a stencil, the design is applied directly to the wood. Finally, a Nakash (carver) carves the piece of wood using a hammer and a metal tool or it is painted. All four elements of Moroccan-Andalusian design can be used in the decoration of wood. The process of designing Muqarnas is similar to the plaster one.
All phases of production occur in our workshops in Fez, though the final installation occurs at the job site. For smaller projects, a general contractor may assemble and install our products with his own team. For bigger projects, however, we provide our own craftsmen to complete the installation.
Arabesque offers two different types of woodwork, carved and painted wood. Using these two techniques our craftsmen are able to construct ceilings, domes, friezes, doors, and Musharabiyyah (wooden partitions). Our craftsmen specialize in both traditional Moroccan Musharabiyyah as well as the more delicate Syrian Musharabiyyah. In some cases, we can combine our wood products with other materials to create unique and interesting pieces such as our new line of wooden doors inlaid with brass or wooden furniture pieces with mosaic tile or leather insets.