Morocco: Tour of Medina (Fez) , part 4
We have seen so much already in this outing to the medina and we’re not halfway done yet. I wondered how much more our senses could take with all the stimulations it was getting.
Not far from Attarine Medersa is the Nejjarine Museum of Wood and Crafts. The building consists of three floors. It was once upon a time a funduq (hotel) or a caravanserai (roadside inn for travelers) where traveling merchants stored and sold their goods below and took lodgings on the floors above.
It is a beautiful building with a spacious covered courtyard. The rooms have been converted to showrooms showcasing traditional artifacts, tools, and exquisite wood carvings, furnitures, clocks, etc. Signs of no photography were posted and law-abiding citizen me followed. I am pinching myself because the displays were really intricate and as I’ve gotten to know, very typical Moroccan craftsmanship. However, the building alone is enough make one happy.
(me taking a little break)
Another item in our itinerary is the Nejjarine Fountain, which I completely did not pay attention to during the tour. When I went back to look at the photos I took, it was only this one that surfaced. Probably one of those times when there's a big crowd and little old me couldn't get a good shot. By the way, I don't know the significance of this fountain.
In this tour we have made stops at different shops featuring local artisans in their crafts.
Next to the woodcarvers shop is a shop specializing in furnitures used for weddings.
Guy sharpening knives.
These guys were in the process of making cooking vessel.
The handle for the lid.
A tip: Do not photograph anyone without asking for permission. These guys are okay to photograph and we were given the green light to do so because they are part of the tour. Otherwise, always ask for permission first and accept a NO answer.
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