DIY Ideas: Enhancing Moroccan Lamps with Personal Touches

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DIY Ideas: Enhancing Moroccan Lamps with Personal Touches

Moroccan lamps are renowned for their intricate designs and warm, ambient lighting. But what if you could take these beautiful pieces and add a personal touch that speaks directly to your style and creativity? In this blog post, we explore several DIY customization ideas that will allow you to personalize your Moroccan lamps, enhancing their beauty and uniqueness. 1. Color Customization One of the simplest yet most effective ways to personalize your Moroccan lamp is through color customization. Moroccan lamps typically feature copper tones which provide a rustic and traditional look. By adding color, you can transform your lamp to...

Moroccan Crafts : What You Need To Know

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Moroccan Crafts : What You Need To Know

Crafts are part of the daily life of Moroccans. It is not just a preserved tradition, but a cultural heritage that comes in small decorative objects, simple utensils, accessories and everyday clothing ... until arriving at works of art in wood carving, zellige and brassware. A true art of living, which adapts and follows the trends of our contemporary society, while keeping a very authentic traditional touch.Handicrafts occupy an important place in the country's economy, you will find stores in almost every city and even in rural areas. You can also see the craftsmen in action in craft centers for curious...

8 Reasons To Buy Handmade Products

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8 Reasons To Buy Handmade Products

I often hear that purchasing handcrafted goods is too costly. However, when you consider the work, the dedication and the process, it is well worth it, and our spending patterns are what make it costly! Thus, here are my eight reasons to purchase handcrafted goods: Reason #1: It is unique Yes, when you purchase a handcrafted item, you are purchasing an entirely unique item! Even though it is not a one-of-a-kind item, the majority of handmade items are somewhat unique due to the fact that they are handcrafted and it is almost difficult to create the same item again in...

How COVID impacted the life of Moroccan Artisans

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How COVID impacted the life of Moroccan Artisans

The Fall The abandoned booths of Fez's Old Medina are densely packed with pottery, basketry, and wrought-iron furniture. The craftsmen had been depressed for almost three months due to the Covid-19 epidemic."The coronavirus is the last nail in the coffin: without assistance, without support, our company will perish," laments Youssef Rghalmi, a 49-year-old potter who has just reopened the premises where he displays the product of "generational know-how." His clay is drying out in the family workshop, his oven has been switched off, and his nine workers have ceased to visit. The most recent purchase, for a client from France...

Fez, Morocco : A Unique City Like No other

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Fez, Morocco : A Unique City Like No other

AN OVERVIEW.. Fez, Morocco's iconic city, is also one of the country's tourism centers and one of the country's most densely inhabited towns. It must be stated that the city's history spans several centuries and that its glorious past has sparked numerous covetousnesses that have shaped a dynamic city that still houses remnants of a past when Fez was the cultural capital of Morocco, the economic capital, the religious capital... in short, the pearl. Fez was the catalyst for Morocco's worldwide renaissance. LITTLE HISTORY Numerous mysteries surround the origins of the city's name, and there are never any certainties on...

Home of copper and metal craftsmanship : Seffarine Place

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Home of copper and metal craftsmanship : Seffarine Place

Saffarine Plaza is a tiny square located in Fez's ancient medina. It is situated south of Al-Qarawiyyin University and next to the Bu Khrib River, which flows through the ancient city's center. Although the plaza dates all the way back to the Middle Ages, it has also been renovated in the contemporary period. It is bounded on the northwest by the Al-Qarawiyyin Library, on the east by the Saffarin School, and on the southwest by the Saffarid Bath. The square was home to a coppersmiths' market (saffrons), which gave the area its name. They continue to exist now. Since at...

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