Culture of Morocco

Moroccan culture, especially in its cities, is essentially a living example of liberal Islam. There is a strong influence of Berber folk traditions in the everyday practice of Islam. The two main ethnic groups are Arab and Berber, although in the cities, intermingling between the two communities has been on the rise, therefore it is not always possible to tell them apart.

Moroccan crafts are often exquisite examples of skills nurtured and handed down over generations. Indeed, the cities of Fes and Marakech have still-functioning craft workshops where young apprentices are trained. The tourist industry is crucial to keeping many of these workshops alive. Morocco’s main craft exports are leather, carpets, woodwork and brass work.

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