Culture Vultures supports responsible and sustainable tourism that creates better places for people to live in and to visit. We maintain an ethos of cross-cultural collaborations for the benefit for all.
- An Artisanal Tour. Weaving through the traditional workshops of the Fassi and Sefrioui craftspeople and unearthing what is in the heart of the old medina. See http://culturevulturesfez.org/artisanal-affairs/
- A day of fibres, threads and natural dying in Sefrou – This full fibre unravelling experience is seen through the eyes of the local craftswomen of Sefrou. You will participate in djellaba button workshops with local women’s cooperative Golden Buttons, sip mint tea at Sefrou’s Women’s Center for Training and Development and discover local pigments and colouring techniques in a natural dying workshop. Participants also get to try their hand at the loom and carpet knotting. Tea, lunch in the main square of Sefrou Medina and a visit to the Artisanal Center are all included.
- Carpet insights – Discover the wide variety of carpets and rugs executed with the greatest labour of love throughout Morocco. Friendly carpet merchants Yousef and Mountasif lead you on a journey of stitches, yarns, symbols and stories immersed in the rich and the varied history of the Kingdom of Morocco through their textile collection. This is a shopping-harassment-free zone.
- Sefrou visit – Discover Sefrou, a small market town at the base of the Atlas mountains. Spend the day making bread at the local ferran (bakery) and visiting the small ‘ensemble artisanal’ and its artisans as well as a weaving cooperative. The trail also includes a ‘scavenger hunt’ focusing on the artisans that foster interaction with the medina and its people.
- Mural restoration – Sefrou’s main square is adorned with murals painted some 10 years ago that have faded and are in danger of disappearing. Culture Vultures offers visitors an opportunity to revive its artwork and give colour and light back to its walls . This afternoon’s session includes a picnic in the main square.
- Medina bling – Take a short visit to some Fassi artisan’s workplaces and less touristic shops to collect small handcrafted trinkets and other gems of a Moroccan medina. Reconvene in a Riad garden to assemble a medina crafted charm necklace. Each unique piece will have been on its own rich adventure.
‘Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth’. Rumi