Moroccan Snapshots

Below are a few photos from across Morocco, showing a little of the richness and cultural diversity of the country: Berber weavers and spinners from the Atlas Mountains with distinctive costumery, and both country markets and city souks where their weavings and other products change hands. Both city and country architecture display a wealth of ornament.


Berber women of the Ait Hadidou tribe. Imilchil


   Imilchil casbah


   Souk de Tapis, Marrakech. Berber auction


  Berber market in the South


Berber woman spinning.  
With not just one baby      
strapped on, but two!         


  Professional dyers, Marrakech


  Camels with weft-substitution saddle rugs


Young woman from the     
High Atlas Mountains       


   Village in the Ourika Valley


  Woven saddle rugs laid out for a tent floor


  Berber market in the High Atlas Mountains


   Bicycle souk. Marrakech


   Village in the Atlas Mountains


This Tuareg nomad camel driver appears to have Middle Atlas saddle rugs on his camel.



   Kairaouine University, Fez


   Nomads in Southern Morocco. M'Hamid


   Rahba Kedima, Marrakech


   Friends in the Marrakech souk


Saadian Tombs, Marrakech



Here was my husband Chris in 1978, discussing a small Ouaouzguite weaving with Ben Cherif and friends.   Marrakech

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