I have just returned from a lovely weekend in Marrakech with my husband. Over the next few weeks I shall post a number of images from our mini Moroccan adventure. Today’s little photo essay shows one of the lantern makers in the metal work area of Marrakech’s souks.
In the middle of the souks of Marrakech are a few small streets where the metal workers toil. This young man is one of the many individuals creating the lanterns that line the shelves of the tourist stalls.
The tools used for chipping away and punching out intricate designs in the metal are heated.
The lanterns come in many designs. Some are simple, but others like this one, take a long time and a lot of effort to create.
In his small workshop this craftsman works away despite the noise and hustle-bustle from the street.