Creating funeral plaques

In Morocco and elsewhere in North Africa, people pay for memorial plaques to honor loved ones who have passed away.

In America, the time consuming and labor intensive task of carving letters and figures into marble and granite is now done with machines.

But in the old Medina of Fes, and elsewhere in Morocco, that task is still done by hand, with meticulous effort and skill.

This craftsman, who was making a memorial plaque for a customer, allowed me to video his work, thanks to the help of my riad host Adel.



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