Category Archives: Moroccan People

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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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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Arab Moroccan Weddings

Who goes?… Who doesn’t? Weddings, being one of the most significant ceremonies and gatherings in any culture, reveal and often exaggerate a culture and expose traditions. Arabic Moroccan weddings do just that. Kept awake all night on feasts of meat … Continue reading

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Fabric buttons transformed into colorful textile jewelry.

One of the many things the Jews left behind in Morocco was the art of tailoring and its bi-product the textile button. These hand woven gems are made all over Morocco but are more commonly found in what were richly … Continue reading

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