Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Annual Marche Maroc Fes Artisanal craft fair begins April 1st

The United States Peace Corps and USAID have announced the date for the annual Marche Maroc artisanal craft fair in historic Fes. The fair begins on Friday, April 1st, from 9:00 – 18:00. The fair will continue on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00 – 18:00, and on Sunday, April 3rd—the fair’s final day—from 9:00 – 14:00.

The craft fair will take place in the open-air courtyard of the Cultural Complex, Al Hourya, Avenue de la Palestine, in Ville Nouvelle. The fair is within walking distance of Gare de Fes, and a short taxi ride from the medina.

Marche Maroc Fes will feature the work of an array of Morocco’s diverse artisan groups. The artists themselves will sell their goods in a comfortable, haggle-free atmosphere. Some of the artisans will demonstrate their craft at the fair—woodcarving, couscous rolling, wool spinning, and others. There will also be a henna artist in attendance.

This fair brings artisans directly to the customer in a market that is often dominated by middlemen. This is an opportunity to support the culturally rich artisan community of Morocco and gain access to fine examples of the country’s handicrafts.

The Marche Maroc series also organizes artisanal craft fairs in Marrakech, Rabat, and Essaouira.

1 comment:

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