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Festival of Astronomy in Marrakech

festival of Astronomy Marrakech 2015For lovers of the stars – come and visit Marrakech between November 19th and 29th, 2015.

After the resounding success of the two festivals Astronomy in Ifrane and Rabat. It is the turn of the ochre city to welcome lovers of the science of the universe for the 16th edition of the Festival of Astronomy in Marrakech.

Lots of workshops

For more information

Online shopping in Marrakech

Marrakech online shopping fashion

We are pleased to see yet another cooperative development melding Western design with Moroccan skills – with the aim to work together with a team of local Moroccan craftspeople designing quality goods in a contemporary way. Abury produces a range of trendy goods.

If you travel to Marrakech you can source these goods yourself either shopping in the local souks or going to the design district of Sidi Ghanem. But if you can’t get to Marrakech, then you can order these goods online.

http://abury.net/collections

http://www.thetouristin.com/

Moroccan folk art

Small museum showing artistic handwoven rugs

rag-rugs-Marrakech-museum

What fabulous news! The Medina now has a new place full of history and lovely things – the Boucharouite Museum, an initiative devoted to Moroccan folk art. The museum takes its name from the ‘boucharouite’ carpet, also known as the rag rug, which are made by women in remote villages throughout Morocco.

They are prominently on display at the museum, as are other items including Berber doors and photos.

Boucharouite has long been considered the ‘carpet of the poor’, but of course they are actually highly prized and come in many colours, shapes and materials and often carry the heavy weight of sentimental value.

This new small museum gives these wonderful pieces of folk art a home and a platform. Add it to your list of things to do in Marrakech this summer.

Museum Boucharouite. 40 Dhs entry, free for children under 16 years. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and August. No website. Telephone: 0524 38 38 87 or email: museeboucharouite@gmail.com

Azbezt 107, derb El Cadi

40000 Marrakesh, Morocco

If arriving by taxi, ask for Ben Saleh

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