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Manufacture of products

All of our products come directly from manufacturers mainly in North Africa. We don’t use intermediaries and that’s how we know everything you need from the origin of the product, the method of manufacture, the conditions of the workers, the materials to the transportation and storage of the products.

Most of the products are made in Morocco in the Atlas Mountains region where Berber craftsmanship is still living strong. The Berbers belong to the Afro-Asian indigenous population of North Africa and most of them live in the Atlas Mountains. They derive most of their livelihood from farming on the green slopes of the Atlas, but the craft tradition also continues to live strong and skills are often passed from mother to daughter. Many women trade in the market with their products and run their own finances. Indeed, Berber women have traditionally had more freedoms and power than Arab women. 

Many products are made by traditional methods, such as leather shoes, footwear and Pompom blankets, which are woven with traditional wooden looms. Often the materials are also obtained from the nearby Atlas mountains, the leather is obtained from goats and wool from sheep, but nowadays much lighter and softer cotton blankets are also made, in which case cotton is imported from elsewhere. We do not sell wool products because of their strong aroma. 


 Pottery products are also still made by hand in small pottery workshops, which are plentiful in Morocco. Morocco is known for its pottery, as the country produces a lot of high-quality red clay, with a pottery tradition dating back to the 12th century. The manufacturing process is long and requires patience. Traditional pottery collects and prepares the clay itself. The clay is dried in the sun for several days until crushed, ground and mixed with water, then leveled and allowed to pretend for days. The clay is then again mixed and pedaled, cut into strips, rolled and packaged for use. 

After casting the products, which requires skill and a strong knowledge of the clay, the products dry for several days before firing. It is said that the clay has a memory and at the latest in kiln firing, any mistakes made in casting are revealed and without professionalism the work is wasted, as improperly cast vessels do not withstand burning but decompose in the kiln. The vessels are fired for six hours at 900 ° C, after which the products are cooled for another six hours. After this, the pottery acquires its typical Moroccan appearance in a skilful decorative painting and this task also requires hours of patience as well as concentration. Thanks to this long, demanding and meticulous work, Moroccan pottery manufacturers are among the best known in the world and the dishes sought after. 

The dishes often tell the color of the manufacturing area and the colors are traditionally blue, red, orange and green but Boho Home is focused on urban modern pottery made mainly by young artisans and our colors are mainly white and black to suit Scandinavian tastes. 

 By purchasing Boho Home, you support the employment, livelihood and maintenance of craft skills for Moroccan artisans and women.