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Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts

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"The Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts, housed within a beautifully restored caravanserai (funduq) in the heart of Fes el Bali, is a gem for anyone interested in Moroccan history and craftsmanship. Unlike other parts of the medina that are bustling with merchants and artisans actively working, the Nejjarine Museum offers a more serene setting to appreciate the artistry of Moroccan woodwork. The funduq itself, named Funduq al-Najjarin, which translates to "caravanserai of the carpenters" was originally built in the 18th century. It served as a place for traveling merchants to lodge, store their goods, and trade. Today, the museum's collection showcases the rich heritage of Moroccan woodworking, featuring objects from across the country. Wander through the museum's displays and you'll see intricate doors, prayer beads, musical instruments, furniture, and even religious objects, all crafted from various types of wood, including cedar, walnut, and thuya. Many of the pieces boast exquisite carvings, marquetry, and other decorative techniques that have been passed down through generations of Moroccan woodworkers. The Nejjarine Museum is a wonderful place to gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and skill of Moroccan woodworkers. It also offers a glimpse into the history of trade and commerce in Fes el Bali, a UNESCO World Heritage Site."
"Housed in an old riad, the architecture alone makes visiting the Nejjarine Museum worthwhile. The exhibits highlight various forms of Moroccan art made with wood, like carvings, musical instruments, and a whole lot more."
"The most beautiful museum in Fes. Here you can see how wood craft developed in Morocco, the details are stunning!"

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