Category Archives: Video vignettes on life in the old city of Marrakesh

Artisans in the medina of Marrakesh

We have been exploring the many artisans’ workshops in the vicinity of the Museum of Marrakech and the residential area of Sidi ben Slimane (and Riad Sapphire and Spa), in the old city of Marrakesh.

craftsman carving wood Marrakech old city
Highly skilled woodworker in Sidi ben Slimane, Marrakech

It is in these workshops that many of the wonderful products on sale in the suqs are manufactured. Some of the workshops are in full view as you wander the alleyways of the medina of Marrakech, others are hidden from view, often in the old caravanserais where traders would stay the night as they came to the city to buy and sell.