|Craft in Morocco
The products of Moroccan handicraft are one of the fundamental characteristics
of the Moroccan lifestyle.
Over 40 corporations have been working wood, metal, copper, wool, linen, stone
and clay for centuries.
Adapted to the needs of modern life, moroccan handicraft production relies on
traditions, offering thus a large variety of products ranging from small works
of art to the simplest utilitarian objects
A wonderful scent and sense of life come out of it.
Leather Working :
Morocco has a thousand types of Morocco leather-working:
all of which are of old tradition, in Fes and Marrakesh a whole district is reserved
to tanners. Fes, Marrakesh : wallets, desk sets, babouches, leather poufs, etc...
Tetouan, Shefshaouen, Taghzout : multiple-compartment bags, leather- covered earthenware,
plates, and belts.
Marrakech :Camel saddles (used as seats).
Copper: The Maghrebian household uses a great deal of copper industry products
because cooper is a material which captures dazzling light.
Wrought irons: They are worked into candleholders, lampshades, bars, mousharabies,
and mirror frames. They are wrought in Marrakesh, Safi, Fes, etc...
Carpet weaving :
All activities of the Moroccan artifacts go a long way back, and carpet weaving
is certainly the oldest of all. There are two types of carpets in Morocco : rural
carpets which are the oldest and urban carpets (each of these fall into an infinite
number of categories). Urban carpets: Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Marrakesh. Rural carpets:
Berber carpets of the Middle Atlas (Azrou) ; of the region of Zadrs (Oulmes),
of Shishaoua (Marrakesh), and of Aït Ouaourguite (Ouarzazate).
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