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A gem of a jewelry box in the heart of Fez

Nestled on the main path of Fez’ old medina lies La Boutique Fez, a treasure chest of jewelry pieces and tempting items. This new venture, run by an Argentinian traveler and a Welsh artist, celebrates womanhood and adornment. La Boutique … Continue reading

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Meet the traditional artisans of Fez

Start with the ancient North African city of Fez.  Add the often hidden, traditional artisans who tenuously preserve the old craft techniques.  Spice it up with local and international contemporary visual artists,. The result: – Exposé Artisanal –an exciting project emerging … Continue reading

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Artists Call Out – Artists and designers are invited to apply for a one month artist residency with an attribute of working alongside a Fassi artisan. Culture Vultures invites designers, visual artists, installation artists, writers, musicians, performers, researchers or conceptual artists … Continue reading

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Summer Souk Sale

Twareg Necklace by Moroccan Bling Moroccan Bling launches today its summer sale with discounts on all stock on our etsy shop. Items on offer include pieces from the twareg inspired series, this summers leather necklaces and cuffs and earrings assembled … Continue reading

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North African jewelry – an overview

For millennia North Africa, including the nations of Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Egypt, has served as a crossroads for the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Starting well before the Christian era, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Romans and Greeks mingled with … Continue reading

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Traditional Moroccan Leather Tanneries – Fez

Within Moroccos’ artisanal economy leather is the country’s largrest export to partners like Spain, France and India.and exports up to 100 million slippers annually. Much of the leather production is carried out in factories to keep up with export standards … Continue reading

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Artisanal Affairs in Fez.

Sefrou-based artist Jess Stephens has created a new, up close and personal tour of the medina, which bridges the divide between tourists and local craftspeople, writes Vanessa Bonin. Called Artisanal Affairs and offered by Culture Vultures, the new tour gives you the … Continue reading

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