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Catalogue of the Oasis Museum, halls 17, 18 & 19:

Soil architecture

All traditional housing in the oasis is build using earth in two different ways:

  • Pisé for the master walls.

  • Sun-dried clay bricks for the internal walls, the arches, columns and decoration.

The external finish is a mixture of mud and straw.

The ceilings may be built with palm tree trunks, canes, tuia branches or oleander stems, sometimes placed in order to form an ornamental design. These ceilings are supported on rafters made from palm trees, black poplar or tamarind, and they are covered also with earth.

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1. Pisé


Pisé construction, Assif Melloul            Photo: Roger Mimó, 1992


Pisé construction, El Khorbat          Photos: Roger Mimó, 2002

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Pisé formwork with its accessories         Origin: Tinerhir (Todra), 20th century. Ref. 572.

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Origin: Ferkla, 20th century. Ref. 573.

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Origin: Ferkla, 20th century. Ref. 574.

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Origin: Ferkla, 20th century. Ref. 575/577.

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Origin: Ferkla, 20th century. Ref. 578.


2. Adobes

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Adobes fabrication, El Khorbat     Photo: Roger Mimó, 2002

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Mould to make adobes
Origin: Ferkla, 20th century. Ref. 579.

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Adobes of ground and straw
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 580 i 581.

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Adobe ornament frequent in the Ziz, Ferkla and Gheris valleys
Real wide reproduction

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Adobe ornament frequent in the Dadès and Mgoun valleys
Real wide reproduction


3. Ceilings

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Tamaris wooden beam
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 582.

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Palm tree wooden beam
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 583.

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Tool for splitting the trunks of palm trees
Origin: Ferkla, 19th or 20th century. Ref. 584.

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Ceiling made of palm wood
Real wide reproduction

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Ceiling made of reeds
Real wide reproduction

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Rosebay roof
Real wide reproduction

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Ceiling made of palm stems
Real wide reproduction

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Ceiling made of thuya wood
Real wide reproduction

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Ceiling made of rocks
Real wide reproduction

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Protection of the palm tree ceilings against vermin by argyle
Photos: Roger Mimó, 2002

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Palm tree wood eaves
Real wide reproduction

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Rocks wood eaves
Real wide reproduction

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Reeds eaves
Real wide reproduction

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Thuya wood eaves
Real wide reproduction


4. Drains

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Ceramics drain
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 585 a 587.

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Palm tree trunk drain
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 588.

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Palm tree trunk gargoyle
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 589.

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Ceramics gargoyle
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 590.

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Lime gargoyle
Origin: El Khorbat, 19th century.

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Lime gargoyle
Origin: El Khorbat, 19th century.


5. Doors and windows

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Ksar El Khorbat (Ferkla)
Photo: Roger Mimó, 2005

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Ksar El Khorbat (Ferkla)
Photo: Roger Mimó, 2005

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Wooden window
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 951.

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Wooden window
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 670.

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Wooden window
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 592.

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Tamaris wood room door
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 593

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Walnut tree wood room door
Origin: Ighrem n'Ougloudal (Ouarzazate), 19th century. Ref. 594.

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Palm tree wood larder door
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 595.

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Walnut tree wood larder door
Origin: Ighrem n'Ougloudal (Ouarzazate), 19th century. Ref. 596.

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Tamaris wood larder door
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 597.

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Door hinge
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 598.

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Door hinge
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 599.

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Door hinge
Origin: Todra, 20th century. Ref. 600.

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Door hinge
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 601.

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Outer bolt
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 602.

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Outer bolt turned on the contrary
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 603 a 605.


Outer bolt turned on the contrary          Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 606/607

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Pieces to bar the latch
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 608 a 614.

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Support of the pieces that bar the latch
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 615.

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Keys
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 616 / Todra, 20th century. Ref. 617.

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Inner bolt turned on the contrary
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 618.

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Iron lock
Origin: Todra, 20th century. Ref. 619.

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Keys
Origin: Todra, 20th century. Ref. 620 a 622.


6. Equipments over the terrace


Terrace stairs

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Traditional kitchen

This stairs and this kitchen were in the house occupied now by the Oasis Museum

Detail of the kilns:

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Objects that are in this kitchen:

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Pottery jar
Origin: Ferkla, 20th century. Ref. 623.

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Cooper jar
Origin: Todra, 20th century. Ref. 624.

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Pottery jar
Origin: Ferkla, 20th century. Ref. 625.

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Fan
Origin: Ferkla, 19th century. Ref. 626.

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Fire pump
Origin: Todra, 20th century. Ref. 628.

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Cooper pot
Origin: Ferkla, 20th century. Ref. 627.


7. Gypsum ornament

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Ref. 997.

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Ref. 996.

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Ref. 998.

Gypsum ornaments, Ksar El Maarka (Ziz valley), 17th century.


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Welcome to Ksar El Khorbat. Circuits in Southern Morocco. Rooms of the Guesthouse El Khorbat. Restaurant El Khorbat. Excursions from Ksar El Khorbat. How to arrive to the Ksar El Khorbat. Airports. Transfers. Map of Morocco. International cooperation in Ksar El Khorbat. Prices and discounts to stay in Ksar El Khorbat.