In the heart of the Marrakech Mediana, master craftsmen, known as ‘mellem’ are working using many ancient skills. The Mellem below was photographed in the Marrakech Souks not far from Riad Cinnamon shaping an Oud in lemon wood.

The enchanting sound of classical Oud is familiar throughout the arab world

Stay in our Riads in Magical Marrakech and experience this fascinating and ancient culture at first hand.