How a Moroccan Leather pouf is made

March 18, 2019 2 min read

How a Moroccan Leather pouf is made

Made by hand in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, Moroccan Poufs have been handcrafted by specialist artisans in days.  Morocco has long been celebrated for its famous leather tanneries, many centuries, those same ancient techniques are employed today to create some of the world’s most prized leather goods including the much-loved Moroccan Poufs.

Poufs can act as footstools, seating, tables, or accents. Also as a bonus, you can easily move it the side of a room or under a table when not in use. As I mentioned before in this article click here.

Preparing the leather

The process begins with a piece of leather dyed by hand in a leather tannery. Hundreds of large stone vats, arranged like honeycombs, are filled with various potions designed to speed along the process of turning animal hides into finished leather. Hides are stripped, rehydrated and then immersed into white vats filled to the brim with an aromatic concoction that softens the material.


They move it then to another set of stone wells that hold an eye-popping array on natural vegetable dyes (think saffron, bark, henna and mint). They dip the hides manually and stir in these vats before laid it on the rooftops of the medina to dry in the sun, followed by a stretching procedure on a wooden frame. The process is extremely labour-intensive, taking an average of 20 days to complete.


After they leave the leather dry in the African sun it is then carefully and cut it into shape.  Each pouf has at least 36 different pieces which are then hand sewn together with ‘Sabra Silk. Sabra Silk is hand loomed from natural fibres which have been harvested from cactus; found in the Sahara Desert and dyed with vegetable dye.

The distinctive Moroccan patterns on the upper side of the pouf are sewn on entirely by hand.

Finally… Ready

Moroccan poufs are not mass produced in a factory, your pouf is not perfect in its shape, colour or size and can contain imperfections. This not only makes your pouf unique, but confirms its true Moroccan authenticity. It gives good vibes to your Moroccan Decor.

Where to find Moroccan Leather Poufs:

After knowing how Moroccan Pouf is made, sure you realise that it is a great accesory to your home Decor. So if you are looking for a great one, 
click here to visit our website to shop our Collection of beautifull authentic Moroccan leather Poufs.

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