The different steps of hand embroidery on leather
Hand embroidery is an ancient craftsmanship in Morocco. The artisans use their knowledge which is traded from generation to generation, in order to produce wonderfully embroidered leather products. Traditionally, the berber bags were made that way. Every artisan ornamented his bags with different patterns which could tell a lot about the artisan as well as the owner of the bag. The craftsmanship survived until today even though it was modernized a little bit. Nevertheless, it is all handmade and not everyone can do it. This is how a typical artisan's work place in Medina in Marrakech looks like. Here, the beautiful embroidered leather products come to life.