A range of items made from aromatic Thuya Wood, a shrubby conifer, indigenous to Southern Morocco. Both the root, which provides the stunning burrs and the lighter coloured trunk are used. 'Thuya' is a Berber word of the original inhabitants of the area, in the Western Atlas Mountains. In Latin, the tree is known as Tetraclinis Articulata.
Mentioned in the Old Testament and prized since ancient times, oil from the wood is still used for medicinal uses.
The economy of this part of Africa has traditionally been dependent on the thuya tree. A new strategy has been drawn up during the last decade to ensure the sustainability of this precious resource.