Doors of Houses
Most doors are painted
blue or brown
but there are other colours too.
Moroccan coulours on this
in Derb ahl Agadir (Dar Demana)
See also Zaouias
The Zaouia of Hamadcha
The Zaouias have green doors and are religious
doors of the mosques are usually brown.
See also Mosques
Symbols on doors
traditional door in the medina
with a portal in building blocks of stone
decorated with patterns and symbols.
A selection of symbols,
carved in sandstone
on the portals of doors in the medina.
Intepretation of the symbols.
1. The Star
of David, a Jewish home. Under the
star, two symmetrical elements, which symbolizes the living
couple in this house, but having the form almost as a scorpion
to move away the bad eye and the evil.
2. With the Rose
with four petals, this house belongs to Christians.
At bottom in form of two signs, face to face, symbol of
love of thoose which lives this house.
3. Without star and religious
membership, Two interlaced sheets which symbolize love of
the couple owner of the house and in the medium the incipient
flower which symbolizes their offspring.
4. Five snakes guards in
top and an eye in lower part, It is a Muslim house
since the five is crowned for them and the snake protects
from the evil eye in lower part, plus two other symmetrical
snakes which symbolize the couple residing in this residence
and which keep between them the Star with five
branch points of Islam.
5. A flower
with five petal and seven sheets on the stem, symbol
of a Muslim family.
6. A Rose with eight
petals Arab, thus Muslim, and
with two symmetrical animal forms symbolizing love of the
living couple in this house.
7. The Star
of David marks the presence of an Jewish family.
With two identical and symmetrical forms which symbolize
8. The date in the middle;
an eye to stop the evil eye, With two identical and symmetrical
sides from the same family.
9. The Rose with
eight petals, thus Arab and Muslim,
with two branches of symmetrical olive-trees which symbolize
that the couple which saw lives peacefully. The olive-tree
being the symbol of peace or a couple which triumphs insofar
as these branches are carried by the winners in reward.
Thanks to Mohammeed
Rue Mohammed Layachi.