Story and photographs by Brenda J Pederson
In the Medina of Fes, life is geared to the residents, not visitors. However, Fes has noticed how tourism is helping preserve the historical buildings of Marrakech and beginning to court outside investment and ownership of its historical sites, which will hopefully aid in preserving the beauty and artistry of the past.
The artisans employ techniques that have been used for years. Each piece is handcrafted and unique. As I wandered the streets I found myself drawn into the meticulous rhythms of the workers.