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Dar Si Saïd Museum of Moroccan Arts

Listed under Fine Arts Museums in Marrakech, Morocco.

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The pieces in the Dar Si Saïd Museum of Moroccan Arts are a fascinating collection of the implements of ancient life, as well as being prime examples of their kind. From weapons to kitchen implements, to copperware to robes and textiles and jewellery, the most interesting thing about this collection is that pieces just like these ones are still being used by the people living in the mountainous regions of Morocco today.

The museum is in what was once a palace. On the ground floor are the Berber pieces and on the second Moorish and Spanish influences can be seen creeping into the art and design. Don't be surprised if you see similar jewellery on modern women or in the marketplace, or if you see similar designs decorating modern houses or textiles, that's actually the real appeal of this museum.

Written by  Esther Blume.

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“Da Si Saad Museum”

The Dar Si Saad Museum, is positively effervescent. Every design radiates out from a single shape, but this time far louder through patterned tiles on the floors, bright mosaics on the walls and hand-painted ceilings above. Although this would seem to co… Read more...

Written by  Isabel Galleymore.

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There's a collection of door and window frames in the courtyard on which the painting is particularly beautiful! I love that so much care was taken over the building of a home.

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