This weaver is making traditional scarves on a traditional berber loom. this could be a mediaeval scene, it is fantastic to see such crafts alive and thriving in Modern day Marrakech The beauty of staying in a Riad in Marrakech is that centuries of living history are right on your doorstep.
The famous Marrakech Tanneries are located to the East of the Medina and offer a fascinating opportunity to see an ancient craft alive and well in the twenty first century. The tanners use their skill and judgement to progress animal hides through a succession of processes essentially unchanged from those used by their forbears centuries […]
Marrakech Riad Papillon has a fantastic dipping pool in the courtyard. Perfect for cooling off in the hot summer months. The pool is tiled with intricate Zellige from Fes, a real work of Marrakechi craftsmanship. Its sympathetic shape is the product of many hours of reflection by Lucie and our super architect, Chris Redecke.