Videos tagged with "craftsmen"
Crafting brass plates by hand in Chefchaouen, Morocco [01:29]
A skilled craftsmen in a tiny shop in Chefchaouen, Morocco uses a small hammer and chisel to perform gorgeous free-hand etching onto a brass plate.
Tétouan, Morocco - the Royal Palace and the Medina [03:19]
The old walled town of Tétouan, known as the medina, is on the World Heritage List. It's all very traditional and there are markets or craftsmen around every corner. A good guide puts it all into context and ours, Mohammed, was full of information and very open about life, religion and history. The video opens with a view of the Royal Palace, and one of the entrances to the medina leads off the public square in front of it. There is a separate video of the Berber Co-Operative which sells handmade carpets and rugs. The city was founded in the 3rd century BC. Around 1305 a city was built here by the Marinid king Abu Thabit. It served as a base for attacks on Ceuta. Around 1400 it was destroyed by the Castilians, because pirates used it for their attacks. By the end of the 15th century it was rebuilt by refugees from the Reconquista (reconquest of Spain, completed by the fall of Granada in 1492), when the Andalusian Moors first reared the walls and then filled the enclosure with houses. It had a reputation for piracy at various times in its history. It was taken on 4 February 1860 by the Spaniards and almost transformed by them into a European city before its evacuation on 2 May 1862, but so hateful were the changes to the Moors that they completely destroyed all vestiges of alteration and reduced the city to its former state. In 1913 it became the capital of the part of Morocco under Spanish protectorate which was governed by the Jalifa (Moroccan prince, serving as Viceroy ...
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Shopping in Marrakesh [04:24]
Shopping in Marrakesh is a mixed bag. You can find everything and anything from all over Morocco. Most goods are produced outside Marrakesh in small villages in the countryside and are cheaper their. Just north of the Djemaa el Fna most of the souks are like a grand bizzare. It is difficult to find artisans producing the crafts you want to buy. Head north around the Ben Youssef Medersa to find craftsmen producing wares by hand in the their shops. We were surprised to see how few tourists were shopping in Marrakesh. Things have definitely slowed down with the economic down turn. One real turn off about the medina is all motor bike traffic. Bikes fly through the small narrow streets with out regard to pedestrians. The exhaust of the bikes is another nuisance. There are no bikes in the Fez medina or in the Meknes medina so it disappointing to see it here in Marrakesh. Marrakesh is still a great place to shop and there are friendly people everywhere. We didnt see the high pressure sales that we expected.
Tags: Shopping, Marrakesh, Morocco, medina, souk, dyer, babouches, slippers, motor, bikes, travel, culture, wanderlusts, baby
Images du Maroc: Interviews with Artisans [09:20]
Follow Galerie du Maroc on their latest trip to Morocco and witness the process by which they select their work. Meet the artisans and craftsmen and learn about the incredibly intricate techniques they use to create their art. ... Morocco Art Chicago Artisans Craftsmen African Arab Gallery
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Interviews with Artisans [09:23]
Follow Galerie du Maroc to Morocco and witness the unique process by which functional art is selected. Meet the artisans and craftsmen who create the pieces now at Galerie du Maroc and learn about the intricate and extraordinary techniques they use. ... Morocco Art Functional Chicago Gallery Interior Design
Tags: Morocco, Art, Functional, Chicago, Gallery, Interior, Design