Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts, Fes

Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts, Fes (must see)

Since the 17th century the Inn of the Carpenters (Funduq al-Neijariyyin) on the Place An Neijarine has been an inn for caravans and traveling merchants. Today it is home to the Neijarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. While the Museum is dedicated to preserving artistry in wood, it is itself a glorious artifact of wood.

The building of the old caravansary has been carefully restored. The rooms that once harbored merchants and their goods now provide a backdrop for exhibits of wood art. The Museum opened in 1998. The exhibits include ancient craft tools, prayer beads, carved chests, and musical instruments.

The displays are found in the inner courtyard. The courtyard has galleries on three floors with intricately carved archways to rooms with cedar ceilings. Visitors can observe and examine the wooden carvings on the gallery columns lining the courtyard. Within the courtyard is the inn's elegant mosaic fountain.

The museum is relatively easy to find within the Labyrinthian Media section of town. The arts and crafts featured here once flourished in the cities of Fes, Marrakech, Essanouira and Tetuan. In the 1990s the government of Morocco declared the Neijarine Museum a national museum.

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Sight Name: Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts
Sight Location: Fes, Morocco (See walking tours in Fes)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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