Wood craft

While walking up the main street of Imlil in the High Atlas you may come across Bryam tucked away in his work shop. Stop and look in at the clippings which are spread evenly across the floor as the latest work of art is finished off with a coating of oil.

The walnut trees grown in the village make an important local resource for their plentiful crop of nuts. When the walnut tree dies Bryam gives it another life; in the shape of bowls, spoons, miniature mules and other house hold implements.

Wood Carving in Morocco

The strong interlocking grain and blood red colour of the walnut make it "the prince of woods" for carving, so step in the door, twist your way around the bench and get shaping when you are in Imlil.

Wood Carving in Imlil

Furniture and other interior design features can be found for sale at the top of Imlil. Here the workshop of is a hive of activity from 8am, where you will find Hassan and Omar starting their day .

Their latest pieces for the Kasba of Imlil are the locally grown walnut switch boxes, which are being placed through the Kaspa to cover up the plastic features. The interior and exterior of this famous building have all been hand crafted by this talented team. The sun has given warmth to the outside work shop which is used during the spring and summer months.

Wood craft Morocco

During the winter when the valley is covered in snow, you will find them in Tahannout where the warmer climate makes working outside still possible. With the sun pushing her way through the Walnut trees, you can hear the cut of the chisel in the hands of a mastercraftsman, drop in and see what plastic parts of your house can be changed to wood.