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BY Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco | 11-Jun-2014
Due to popular demand…a second tour! 13-27 OCTOBER 2014. This annual hosted tour follows the ancient trade routes across the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech to the Sahara and includes the imperial cities of Rabat and Fes. We explore the traditional Amazigh (Berber) crafts of Morocco at a grassroots level where Women’s cooperative ventures present a range of textile creations that meld age-old skills with new innovations. Weavers of carpets and cloth, embroiderers and basket weavers are found in remote locations where they still employing their skills to enrich and maintain their traditional life style.
Date: 13-27 OCTOBER 2014
Ticket: 2,660 Euro per person (excludes airfares)
Web: http://culturaltoursmorocco.com/textiles/
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EMail: enquiries@culturaltoursmorocco.com
Call: +61 (0) 3 57229600
Embroidered Shawl - detail

The Amazigh Culture & TEXTILES tour includes hands-on experiences and demonstrations. Travelling with a small group of like-minded enthusiasts and experienced guides you will discover the highlights of Morocco and the Amazigh Culture that evolves and continues largely through the extraordinary textile tradition. Accommodation is provided in the most comfortable traditional Guesthouses, where we enjoy the extraordinary delights of Amazigh food and hospitality.

At the gateway to the Sahara we encounter the immense sense of space, silence, changing colour and light of the landscape. We meet the inhabitants of this extreme environment in an unforgettable desert experience where women continue to weave the traditional wool tents of the nomadic tribes on simply constructed portable desert looms.