Category Archives: Moroccan Traditions

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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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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Millifiori beads; know what you are wearing.

These pieces of colored glass, found in many countries over the globe, can also be named as African Trade Beads, Slave Beads, Love Beads, Mosaic Beads, or Venetian Trade Beads . In Morocco Millefiori are found more commonly in the … Continue reading

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Henna حِنَّاء

Henna is a flowering plant used since ancient times for dying hair, fingernails, drumheads, leather, wool and skin and to decorate the female body, bringing baraka (good destiny).  In several parts of the world it is traditionally used in various … Continue reading

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Taureg People, thier culture and their bling!

The Tuareg people are predominantly nomadic people of the sahara desert, mostly in the Northern reaches of Mali near Timbuktu and Kidal but are also indigenous to Morocco.  They are often referred to as “Blue Men of the desert” – … Continue reading

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