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Introduction to traditional moroccan crafts

The richness of Morocco’s traditional crafts is self-evident. The maallem or master craftsmen perform marvels with their hands‚ often without patterns or written instructions to follow. 

We offer you the chance to discover pottery‚ tadelakht (a type of highly polished limestone and marble surface)‚ painted wood‚ carved plasterwork and rugs are made‚ all in the company of the craftsmen themselves.

The main points of the introduction to traditional Moroccan crafts are as follows:

 1.      In the company of craftsmen in a specially adapted workshop‚ we learn to work as they do.

2.      We alternate observation of the maallem’s skills with practical work in the specially adapted workshop and we visit other craftsmen’s workshops in the old city.

3.      We change from one craft to another‚ concentrating on those that most appeal to each participant.

Day 1 Friday - Marrakesh

 Arrival at Marrakesh Menara airport‚ personalised welcome with roses for the ladies. Time permitting‚ there will be a sightseeing tour of Marrakesh‚ the red city‚ followed by check in and lunch at the hotel. 

In the afternoon we will visit place that will be our base and place of work over the weekend. We will meet the team and familiarise ourselves with the workshop. 

The afternoon is spent learning about the traditional techniques that form the basis of Moroccan craftsmanship. 

Towards the end of the afternoon‚ we visit bazaars and the districts given over to each trade or craft. Dinner in a Moorish Palace at the heart of the old city.

Day 2 Saturday - Marrakesh

After breakfast the course of study continues‚ looking at different crafts in turn‚ according to what interests the participants. 

Lunch is at a riad in the medina‚ and the course continues after lunch. Certificates are awarded to attendees during a ceremony organised to take place after dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 Sunday - Marrakesh

After breakfast we attend the final session of the course of study of this rich tradition of craftsmanship. After lunch‚ transfer to the airport for the return flight and help with boarding formalities.

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