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Tansghart Woodwork Centre
The Eve Branson Foundation operates three craft centres in the local area. Each centre focuses on teaching a different traditional artisan skill including weaving, woodworking, tailoring and embroidery. The centres provide young people from the local community with the training, tools and space to learn and share new skills.
Tansghart Woodwork Centre was set up to help tackle youth unemployment and the lack of vocational training for young men who have dropped out of school – with an overall aim of addressing the skills gap. Carpentry training has moved into its third year with trainees creating bespoke furniture and artisanal crafts such as hand-carved walnut bowls. All trainees undergo rigorous health and safety training in machinery and tool usage. Many of their items such as carved wooden games and serving platters now feature at Kasbah Tamadot.
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Buy a gift
If you’re a guest at Kasbah Tamadot or just visiting the area you can purchase products made at our craft centres directly from the EBF Shop adjacent to Kasbah Tamadot – a wonderful space selling contemporary artisan items. Next door you will find the Berber Boutique, a treasure trove of traditional Moroccan carpets and Berber antiquities.
If you are planning a trip to Morocco and would like us to arrange a personalised tour of our projects and meet the artisans you can book an excursion here.
Meet the artisans
Many people in Morocco’s rural Atlas Mountains drop out of education at a young age. In our craft centres, we provide the opportunity to learn artisanal skills that can lead to a future income for individuals and their families. Meet our artisans.