Pictured here is the entrance to Souk Rahbia in Marrakech. Souks are workshops, or more often, groups of workshops, that specialize in one particular craft or another. Souk Rahbia is a group of craftsmen’s shops that line an open-air square. The silver lining of Morocco’s staggering unemployment rate — well over 20% just a few years ago — is the overproduction of goods. While this isn’t the silver lining in and of itself, the ‘practice makes perfect’ aspect that comes into play because of it has turned Morocco into a country of master artisans. Souk Rahbia offers various wares: fine woven goods, spices, and myriad arts and crafts.
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