Artisanat.jpgCraftsmanship forms a part of the historical heritage of the nomadic tribes of Morocco's south. However, the kinds of product and the marketing thereof have undergone transformation with the waning of nomadic life and changing consumption patterns.

In the Southern Provinces, the craftsmanship industry is based in the transformation of goat and camel skins, the transformation of silver, colored ivory, and local clay into useful products and craftsmanship items (jewelry, copper products, etc.). In this framework, the creation of the craftsmanship council in the city of Laayoune, partakes in the organization and training of craftsmen.

If support to labor working in the craftsmanship sector, be it utilitarian or artistic in nature, remains an obligation, the development thereof depends on the tourist sector.


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