Artisanal Affairs – crafty tours in Fez’ ancient medina.
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Culture Vultures presents a new and enticing experience for artists and craft-curious folk to discover the world of artisanship in the ancient medina of Fez, the oldest, continuously working medina in the Islamic world.
Spend a few hours or an entire day with CV and our medina guide stepping into the workshops of traditional craft-makers, not only seeing their skills directly but finding out about their work by meeting the artisans, picking up their tools and experiencing their daily lives first hand. On our venture we cover tanneries, weavers, copper makers, zeliig tile masters and potters finishing the tour at the new artisanal school in Batha.
Times available: Mon – Thurs. Sat and Sun. Half Day Adventure: 9am- 1.30pm/ Full Day Adventure: 9am-4.30pm
Tours are intended to be inquisitive and personal thus group numbers are limited to five people.
Sculptor David Packer says – The tour is an extraordinary opportunity to meet artisans, to see their work and to learn about their lives. It is informative, interesting and even exciting at one point! This really is the medina at work.
Image – Holger Gross
To get a taste of our tour..
Video credit to Sara Essouaek and Mohammed Maoufel Madih from Al Kharawyn Univeristy, Ifrane.