Unspun monochromatic silk on mostly cotton in counted thread technique, often reversible. The handwork combines various stitches such as running double, stem, and back stitch among others. The dense stitching contributes to a damask look. The design is mostly geometric with stars, diamonds, and stylized botanical motifs.
The composition is quite open with heavily embroidered borders. This type of subtle yet luxurious beauty is influenced by Ottoman embroideries particularly of Balkan and Greek Islands origin. Fez embroideries are mostly household linens such as bedding, tablecloths, and larger covers.
Stylized floral in freehand drawing executed with colorful polychrome silk in satin stitch on silk ground. Tetouan embroideries are reminiscent of Algerian, Coptic, and the further eastern Ottoman provinces. They were often used as wall hangings during festivities and as mirror covers.
Situated along the Atlantic coast, Rabat was a cosmopolitan city that had a large port and therefore was open to European influences from the north. Waves of migrations brought Jewish and Muslim textile traditions to the city.