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Moorish design refers to a specific style of Islamic art and architecture. It emerged in the 13th Century and flourished until the 16th Century in Spain and Northern Africa. The Moorish style more commonly refers to a distinctive architectural style, which is recognised by its ‘keyhole’ arches, domes and intricate, often cut out geometric patterns. These same features are common to Moorish style furniture and artwork, which eschews figurative representation in favour of beautiful pattern work.