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Tazoukt: the traditional artisanal craft of wood painting

In Marrakech, there are many traditional artisanal trades that have been practiced for centuries, passed down from generation to generation. One such craft skill is the art of Tazoukt. Tazoukt is a form of woodcraft in which wooden items – … Continue reading

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Hassan the wood turner

Hassan the young wood turner works on a street corner near to the Ben Yussef Mosque in Central Marrakech just a few hundred yards from Riad Cinnmaon. His traditional North African lathe is powered by his right hand while his … Continue reading

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Tadelakt bathroom

Marrakech Riad are exceptionally proud to have contributed to keeping alive a number of ancient crafts through the renovation of our traditional Riads into boutique hotels. Delicate plasterwork, Zelige tilework, hand carved woodwork and tadelakt bathrooms are all examples of … Continue reading

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