Let us introduce you to the ancient craft of carpet weaving – one of the oldest and most celebrated artistic traditions. The creation of rugs in Morocco is a centre part of Berber culture and takes great time and care. The culture of weaving has been passed down through generations since ancient times and to this day it’s the country’s most significant cultural expression.
Designed and crafted mostly by women, rugs represent a wide variety of cultures, beliefs and traditions. The carpets are filled with ancient symbolism, mythology, and often tell a story of the woman who created each piece. The ancient methods of carpet weaving are highly valued as skills that combine timeless aesthetic beauty with traditional craftsmanship.
Explore and try the ancient various techniques used in weaving carpets, the history behind the most unique tradition and pieces of carpets filled with stories of the local tribal weavers.
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∴ The workshop takes place at the local women atelier within the old Marrakech Medina. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the starting time.
∴ Our workshop is designed for beginners and those wishing to develop their weaving style. Our local artists will provide you with everything you need to know to create distinctive patterns on a traditional frame loom. You’ll discover specific patterns of carpets from various regions of Morocco and learn the process of wool preparation (cleaning, dying, spinning)
∴ Discover different weaving techniques and patterns used by various tribes across Morocco. Learn the principles of traditional Berber designs as well as essential weaving techniques. Explore meanings and symbols used in Moroccan carpets as well as the tools used in this ancient craft since the old times and practice the basic flat weaving techniques.
∴ After the workshop enjoy a glass of traditional tea in one of the Medina’s local charming cafes.
The Workshop Atelier
• Local Official Guide
• Necessary tools and raw materials for your practical work
• Staff Gratitude
• Personal Expenses
• Tea & A Snack
Q1.Do you offer carpet weaving workshops outside Marrakech?
Our workshops take place across different parts of Morocco. We support local communities all over the country and offer various classes and workshops in the Atlas Mountains and Saharan villages as well as southeast Morocco. Contact us for more information.
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