A beautiful vintage painted chest handmade by the late master craftsman Maalem Si M’bark Aït Mbark of Taznakht in the early 1990s.
Whilst the construction of the chest is quite crude, this is more than made up for by the beauty of the painting and decoration. The colours are a striking combination of blues, reds, greens and yellows and the design for each chest is unique but adhering to a similar style. These handcrafted works by Si M’bark Aït Mbark are much sought after.
The last photo is taken from the book listed below and shows Si M'bark Aït Mbark at work.
See Portes du Sud Marocain, Salima Naji Edisud 2003
42 cm x 28 cm x 30 cm / 16.5" x 11" x 12"