Within the Moroccan culture we can find a great variety of unique and representative artistic expressions. From its gastronomy to its typical dances, going through its music and its architecture. But one of his productions that always amazes tourists while walking through the streets is Moroccan crafts.

Moroccan craftsmanship is perhaps the most historical and traditional art piece. The majority of manufactures and the techniques used to carry them out are hereditary. For this reason, each manufactured artifact has great value both at an artistic and cultural level.

The Moroccan decoration is very detailed and elaborate.

Typical objects of Morocco

In Morocco, the typical handicrafts are distributed among the following manufactures:

Pottery

In Morocco we can find pieces of precious ceramics. The star cities in pottery are Safi and Fez where they specialize in working ceramics in blue colors mainly. In other cities such as Marrakech, Rabat or Azemmur, these manufactures are also produced but worked in enameled or glazed clay.

Leather

Moroccan leather manufactures are very popular among tourists. Pieces of leather goods, accessories and articles of clothing are obtained. And a wide variety of decorative items and furniture, from cushions to poufs.

Basketry

The Moroccan basketry was born with a practical purpose, and it shows in the variety of materials used. From cane to reeds and dwarf palm tree, this creates furniture, decorative items and, of course, baskets to carry shopping very comfortably.

Carpets and embroidery

When buying a Moroccan rug you have to take into account the place where it will be placed and the use. Based on that, the city of Rabat specializes in carpets, possibly one of the most coveted in Morocco. But the Berber carpets are not far behind.

The most striking and elaborate embroidery is achieved in the north of Morocco. They are distinguished by the techniques used and by their rich colors.

Jewelry

Moroccan goldsmiths mainly use gold in their pieces. Although you can also find jewelry in silver and with precious stones. The cities that stand out for their manufactures of goldsmiths are Fez, Marrakech, Tangier, Essaouria, among others.

Morocco offers a variety of precious and distinctive manufactures. Depending on what you wish to acquire, you can visit a city or even neighboring towns that specialize in some particular craft.

 

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