Moroccan Plaster Walls and ceilings

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Moroccan Plaster Wall & Ceiling

The plaster is applied in layers several centimeters thick over the surface to be decorated, then carefully smoothed by a tarrah, stucco master, then symmetry and measuring points are drawn by either a khatat, drawing master, or a maallem. difficult operations requiring the skills of a master craftsman are usually done by the maalem. a stencil is then used to produce the motif by a nakash, or carver.