Moroccan pouf

In Morocco, there is an abundance of ateliers and workshops. These offer a wide range of original Moroccan handmade products, including the Moroccan pouf. Moroccan poufs stand out for their original design, embroidery, shapes and colours. There is something for everyone. There are pouffes in natural colours, but also in silver or gold. For fans of bright colours, there is also plenty of choice. Think of the colours purple, pink or blue. There is a pouf to suit everyone’s style and interior.

How did Moroccan poufs originate?

Moroccan poufs are very trendy. But, did you know that they were already being used centuries ago? In fact, poufs date all the way back to the Ottoman Empire. This is why poufs are also regularly called ‘ottoman’. The poufs were originally made as seating to satisfy a utilitarian need. Only then did people also use the Moroccan leather pouf as a decorative item in the home. This gave rise to new designs such as square poufs, XL poufs and experimented with different colours. Nowadays, poufs are mainly found in (the gardens of) Moroccan riads or hotels where a classic Moroccan style is often combined with modern luxury.

How are Moroccan poufs made?

In Morocco, there are many talented artisans who have mastered the leather craft or another original Moroccan craft. These ancient techniques have been passed down for generations. The artisans make the leather poufs from tanned lamb or goat leather. The processing of the leather is carried out using the ancient and traditional techniques and natural, raw materials. The leather is of high quality, which also makes the pouf easily last for quite a few years. Many of the Moroccan leather poufs are also hand embroidered, bringing a little bit of traditional Moroccan culture into your home. Combined with the different colours, shapes and embroidery, the handmade poufs all have a unique look. As a result, the poufs add authenticity to your living room, bedroom or even children’s room.

moroccan man making pouf
moroccan man making pouf
moroccan man making pouf

A pouf in your interior!

Nowadays, Moroccan poufs not only decorate living rooms, but also bedrooms and children’s rooms. Even on terraces you see the poufs more and more often. They can be used for several purposes.

  • Seating – the comfortable footstools are used to easily create some extra seating. Perfect for a game night or a nice relaxing movie night at home!
  • Table – the footstools are used as a coffee table. Put your magazines or a tray with decoration on it, for example. The XL footstool is especially suitable for this purpose.
  • Footstool – the footstools are also used to put your feet up after a long day.
  • Decoration – the different types, sizes and colours of footstools are also used to change the style of the room. By placing a pouf, you instantly create a different atmosphere in your living room, bedroom or children’s room!

Check out our collection of Moroccan poufs and see which colour and shape best suits your interior! Good to know, the Moroccan poufs can be beautifully combined with other Moroccan products such as rugs, blankets, floor cushions and pillows.

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Anas El Harras
Co-founder Poufs&pillows

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