How ancient crafts in Morocco’s Fez are adapting to globalisation

Few would disagree, as the ancient Moroccan city remains one of the great artisanal centres of the world. In this northwestern corner of Africa, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, the roaming Berbers of the Atlas Mountains traversed plains of olive and pomegranate trees to encounter the dense communities of the pink-walled desert cities. Their handicrafts were once transported by camel trains and, though the “ships of the desert” have since been replaced with trucks, many of the traditional methods of making beautiful, everyday products essentially remain, especially so in Fez…READ MORE.

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