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Morocco’s Blue City

According to one of the theories, the city of Chefchaouen in Morocco accepted Jews that arrived from Spain in XV century escaping religious persecution. The refugees found a tradition of painting blue the facades of the houses. Blue walls symbolized tallit gadol, the Jewish prayer shawl, and serve as a reminder that God observes their life from the sky. The Jew settlers used a natural dye made of shellfish, but its recipe was lost. Today, the inhabitants colour the town with ordinary facade paints, and should renovate the walls few times per year (before religious feasts).

GEOFIP developed the weatherproof facade paints that don’t fade when exposed to UV-radiation from the sun, ensuring long-term support for the authentic appearance of the architectural heritage.