Mano sobre Mano, a hymn to the creativity of Moroccan craftsmen

As part of a structural partnership between the Moroccan Embassy in Spain and the Casa Árabe in Madrid, the Maison de l’Artisan organizes, under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social Economy and Solidaire, the participation of great Moroccan craftsmen and designers in the “Mano sobre Mano” exhibition at the Casa Árabe in Madrid.

This major event, which lasts from March 2 to July 22, 2023, will highlight Moroccan craftsmanship in all its diversity, richness and originality. For this, twenty-three master craftsmen, designers and craft brands will exhibit their creations within the walls of Casa Árabe, an emblematic place steeped in history in the heart of the Spanish capital.

Through collections of jewellery, kaftans, mosaic, zellige, embroidery, weaving, pottery-ceramics, carpets, leather objects, damask and wooden accessories, “Mano sobre Mano” will honor several facets of ancestral know-how exceptional examples of Moroccan craftsmanship, which continue to develop through encounters between art and matter.

The “Mano sobre Mano” exhibition will take place for almost 5 months at the Casa Arabe in Madrid. It will allow the public and visitors to discover the wealth of traditions that nourish an extremely varied Moroccan craftsmanship as well as the exceptional dexterity and ingenuity of Moroccan craftsmen. This exhibition will, among other things, make it possible to share with the Spanish public the values ​​and history of Moroccan craftsmanship, transmitted from generation to generation.

On the sidelines of the inauguration of this exhibition and as part of efforts to promote Moroccan craftsmanship and develop its export to international markets, several meetings with Spanish operators in the crafts sector are planned with the services of the Embassy of Morocco in Spain and the delegation of the Maison de l’Artisan.

It should be noted that with a market share of 8% in 2022, Spain is the world’s third largest importer of Moroccan handicraft products with more than 85 million dirhams in 2022, up 16% compared to 2021.

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