The Muslim West
Andalusian-Maghrebi Art
Almoravids and Almohads: Maghrebi-Andalusian art.
The two branches of a single artistic style: the Almoravid and Almohad, was based on religious zeal. Originating in the Maghreb, on reaching al-Andalus it unified artistic expression on both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar. Initially quite austere, the influence of existing Andalusian artistic influences helped to make it more elaborate.
Town Gate

Hegira second half of 5th–first half of 6th century / AD end of 11th–first half of 12th century
Faro, Portugal
The Almoravid branch had a tendency to use brick pillars, horseshoe arches and understated geometric decoration.