Artisanal Affairs – crafty tours in Sefrou or 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 medinas of Sefrou or Fez, two of the oldest, continuously working medinas in the Islamic world.
Spend 3 to 4 fruitful hours with C.V. 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.
Our Fez tour offers introductions to wood carvers, dyers, copper workers , tanners, weavers and more in the heart of the old medina. For visitors wishing to encounter a quieter, rural town, the artisans are crafting functional objects such as woven blankets, carved ploughs and tailored caftans. Some 25 kilometers from Fez, Sefrou has a rich history and is an opprtunity to experience everyday life of a market town. Let Culture Vulture lead you into the workshops and unveil what lies within the old medina walls.
Tours are intended to be inquisitive and personal thus group numbers are limited to six 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 Fez tour..
Video credit to Sara Essouaek and Mohammed Maoufel Madih from Al Kharawyn Univeristy, Ifrane.