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Dyers District, Marrakesh: 6 reviews and 14 photos

  Yellow Silk, Dyers Souk
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      Yellow Silk, Dyers Souk
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      Natural dyes - Dyers Souk Marrakesh
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      Silk skeins hanging to dry . Marrakesh
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      Red dyed silk Marrakesh
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      Blue dyed silk, Marrakesh
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After a pleasant time spent learning about the dyes and 'dressing up' ;-) (see previous tip!)I tried to explain that I wanted to see the skeins of wool hanging to dry (as I'd seen on post cards/guide books)
The boy who'd shown me to this yard appeared and took me across the alley, and through a shop, which led onto a yard, where I found what I was looking for!

I was told that this was silk. The bright colours were stunning against the blue sky, a complete contrast to the drab surroundings of the yard. After taking my photos, the boy led me into a house, where I hesitantly followed him up the rickety staircase. Questioning my wiseness - where was I being taken? We arrived on the rooftop, where the boy pointed to more hanks of silk drying below. I think he was very used to 'crazy tourists' who wanted to take photos of silk hanging up to dry!!

Address: Dyers Souk, Marrakesh
Directions: See above Dyers Souk tip

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 22, 2009
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