Posts Tagged ‘Moroccan history’

Dar Si Said Museum, Marrakech

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Dar Si Said was originally a mansion built by Sidi Said, royal Visir and half-brother of Ba Ahmed Ben Moussa (the former slave who built the nearby Bahia Palace), in the nineteenth century. Today, the interconnecting courtyards and beautiful wooden ceilings house the Museum of Moroccan Arts and Crafts: a collection of carpets, jewellery, weaponry, […]

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Marrakech Reading List: ‘Humor and Moroccan Culture’ by Matthew Helmke

Friday, July 25th, 2014

For a book that includes the word humour in the title, ‘Humour and Morocan Culture’ is not particularly a funny book; but that is not to say that it is not worth a read. The books author, Matthew Helmke, promises that his short book “will explore and discuss the hidden aspects of Moroccan culture, things […]

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Lamp boutique’s in Jemaa al-Fnaa

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Lamp’s have¬†been a hugely important aspect of Moroccan architecture and design¬†for centuries and are used in all four corners of Morocco to decorate shops, restaurants and houses. Hand-crafted Moroccan lamps come in all shapes and sizes and often take a painstakingly long time to complete. This lamp boutique in the centre of the of Marrakech […]

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Tachalhit: The Berber tongue

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Multilingualism has evolved in Morocco over the centuries to a point where many Moroccan’s speak French, Spanish or English as additional languages. Darija Arabic and Berber are widely acknowledged as the countries two official languages however. In the Marrakech region of Morocco the ‘Tachalhit’ form of Berber often be heard being called through the streets. […]

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The flag of Morocco

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Fastened to shops, houses and apartments the flag of Morocco is a common sight in the city of Marrakech. The bold shade of red holds significant cultural significance throughout Morocco, symbolising strength, valour and bravery. The five-pointed star that dominates the centre of the flag represents the seal of Solomon, an ancient symbol with much […]

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