Morocco : wonderful craft land

Richness, simplicity and beauty of Moroccan hand-made

The first step in this long journey around the world and fabrics has been Morocco, a country with an extraordinary variety and quality of textiles.

In August 2011, I have been to Fez, Essaouira and Azrou to see an overview of textile techniques and meet artisans with varied skills: a traditional slipper shoe maker, a leather goods saddler, a weaver of Berber tradition, an embroiderer… Captivating stories with different backgrounds to show many faces of Moroccan textile crafts. They were able to tell and show how their art is part of themselves. It defines them as human beings and I was struck by their humility, simplicity and knowledge. Some great discoveries that I am inviting you to browse in these pages. Discover there the landscapes and sensations of the country and here the textiles stories below.

Abbes, leather artist
 

The word “Maroquinerie” from the French word “maroquin” which in turn comes from the word “Morocco” refers to a tanned…
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Hanene, patient embroiderer
 

Hanene has welcomed us in her living room where she has displayed the wonders she has patiently embroidered, working day…
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Abbes, leather artist

 

Hanene, patient embroiderer

 

Fatima, Berber weaver

 

Abdou, the passion for the Berber rugs

 

The color of leather in an open sky

 

Said, traditional shoemaker