Moroccan craft

Moroccan craftsmanship

A very rich craft

Moroccan craftsmanship is very varied and highly developed, especially in the city of Fez which remains the capital of Moroccan craftsmanship.

Through this blog dedicated to Morocco, you will have the opportunity to discover the different branches of Moroccan craftsmanship. This craft offers the possibility of bringing back superb souvenirs from Morocco: authentic, handmade, and sometimes very traditional. A post will then be devoted to souvenirs to bring back from Morocco.

morocco slippers

Quickly, to describe crafts in Morocco, we must start with the different areas in which crafts are present. And these areas are still very numerous:

Leatherwork
Woodworking
Metalwork
Tiles, zellige
Pottery
Jewelry
Carpet
Basketwork

Moroccan craftsmanship is based on ancestral know-how. The Berbers were the forerunners of craftsmanship in Morocco, especially in fields such as working with wool, pottery, and jewelry. Each Moroccan region has its own specialty in craftsmanship.

In the city of Fez, you will have the opportunity to see these artisans in most of the streets, in their small workshop or directly in their shop. These artisans produce directly on site. This is something you won’t necessarily find outside of Fes. Certainly, we find them outside, but they are much less numerous. Fez is truly the city of Moroccan craftsmanship.

Besides, most of the souvenirs from Moroccan crafts that you can buy in Morocco were certainly made in Fez.

Discover the atmosphere of Jemaa el Fna square
You can’t visit Marrakech without going to enjoy the atmosphere of the city’s most famous square, Jemaa el Fna. On the edge of the medina, a stone’s throw from the famous Koutoubia Mosque, Jemaa el Fna square is definitely the thing to do in Marrakech.

This is the place that impresses me the most in Marrakech. The change in scenery is total!
Ideally, get there in the late afternoon to enjoy the atmosphere and spend the evening there. There are many food stalls in the square.

 

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