Marrakech is a heaven for those who love to see  exquisite craftsmanship.  A walk around the market is an eye opener, and the desire for more, is immediately satisfied at the next corner. I watched many of the artists at their work, totally focused, sometimes hardly raising their eyes, either because of modesty, or me being a woman. The works vary from leather, metal, wood textile and more. It is absolutely  beautiful.  Yet, these artists live in poverty, and competition is strong.  One can only wonder how long it would take when this great tradition disappears. In the meantime it is a treasure chest which can be explored from here to no end.

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4 Responses to “Morocco -Artisans of Marrakech,” Subscribe

  1. Susan Woog Wagner April 16, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

    Once again, a beautifully executed photo essay. Love the details.

  2. karl April 16, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    Wow, Ruti, this set represents some of your best work! Excellent, excellent, excellent! Bravo!

  3. Ruti April 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    Thank you Susie, I appreciate your comments and support along the way. Lets see what I can come up with from my current trip to Morocco. The place is addictive

  4. Ruti April 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    Hi Karl,
    You know how much I like arts and crafts as it represent much of the culture. Unfortunately, it is dying everywhere. Instead, we see cheap imitations, poor quality and lack of a soul. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to see the real thin while it is still alive. And I thank you for your comment – it is highly appreciated.

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