Weaving in the Sahara

Weaving in the Sahara

TEXTILES

Travel with artist/curator Rita Lazauskas on a two-week adventure that explores the Arts and Culture of Morocco with a special focus on traditional Textiles.

Working in public galleries as a curator and in the development of education programs, workshops and guided tours, Rita has many years experience working with textile artists and collections. This together with her passion for Morocco and the indigenous Amazigh (Berber) Culture makes her an excellent host for this tour.

We travel over the famous Tizi n’Tichka Atlas Mountains pass, through traditional Amazigh villages and immense fortified mud Kasbahs, where we find the finest examples of Moroccan artistry.

The Imperial City of Marrakech offers Cultural Museum Collections and the exotic old Medina where you will find the dyers souqs, leatherworks and every imaginable textile technique from tassels and braid through to embroidery and felt.

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. We also enjoy the food, music and complete range of traditional crafts!

TOUR PRICE to INCLUDE: 

Airport transfer from Marrakech Airport on Day 1 and to Casablanca Airport on Day 15
Private vehicle with driver and fuel for duration of the Tour
Experienced Tour Leader: Rita Lazauskas
English-speaking professional Amazigh Guide: Abdou
Accommodation on HB (half board with evening meal & breakfast) or B&B (bed & breakfast) as listed above Local City Guides for walking tours in Marrakech, Fes and Volubilis
Hands-on workshops and materials supplied
Entrance fees to cultural sites (Jardine Majorelle, Musée Berbére, Tiskiwin Museum, Ait Ben Haddou, etc)
Bottled water on the bus

PRICE to EXCLUDE:
Flights
Travel and health insurance (compulsory)
Airport transfers on dates other than tour start and end dates as listed above
Lunches, Evening meals when on B&B
Extras eg. Massage, hammam, cooking classes, etc
Beverages including alcohol, soda and mineral water that can be purchased locally
Tips Kitty (100MAD per day) for porters, hotel staff, driver, guides will be collected at the beginning of the tour

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