Morocco: Marrakech (Tiskiwin Museum), part 7

To continue with the Marrakech narrative, when our friends decided to take a steam bath, we split. The husband and I explored Jamaa el Fna as much as we could. There were numerous stalls to visit, argan oil to purchase, clothes to browse, and what seemed like infinite stalls to stop at.

With the heat and all the walking, we were really getting exhausted. We needed a break. It was at this time that we passed by a nondescript building with the doors open and a modest signage informing it is a museum.

We peeked inside and there was a guy sitting in a desk. We went out and check for the sign again and went back in and asked if this was a museum. Indeed it was. We paid a nominal fee, $2 I believe, and we were pointed up. We took the stairs and as we were doing that the guy flipped the lights on and there on the second floor was the museum.

The Tiskiwin Museum is privately owned (according to research it belongs to Bert Flint,a Dutch anthroplogist and collector of North African Art and features art from the sahara, Morocco, Mali and nearby) and features basket weaves, textiles, jewelry, wood carvings, tools and weapons, clothing, etc.

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We were impressed with the exhibit and was glad that we got tired right in front of its doors. The museum is without a doubt one of the most affordable attractions in the city, although I doubt that many people knew of its existence. I really love the fact that we stumble upon it and naturally we bragged about finding it with tour mates at dinner that night.

Since it is privately owned, and looked like it's just getting started, the layout is not what you'd expect from established museums. It's like going through a person's estate sale where everything is laid out for people to look at , but not necessarily in a polished manner.



  1. Fantastic tour of the museum. Those artifacts are beautiful.

  2. Wonderfully crafted items there!

  3. Wow! What a lovely array of photos of the museum items ~ Beautiful!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Hello, wonderful exhibits and museum. Thanks for sharing your visit.
    Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  5. I have some pieces of african art like these. I was about tu use them in my own art. But so far I have been too busy to go back to them. But some day I will.

  6. It looks interesting. My rusty French was good enough to understand that sign!

  7. Well, those were $2 well spent. Agree the exhibits are colorful and intricate. Not sure why but I am attracted to textiles and the skills required to create them. Hope the museum get a bit more organized.

  8. Congratulations on your lucky find! And even more so for sharing it! The rugs and wall-hangings are amazing - I wouldn't mind a Bedouin tent adorned with such colorful fabrics!


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