|DAR BATHA MUSEUM
This Hispano-Moorish palace dating from the end
of the XIXth century houses some admirable collections of traditional art from
Fez. Sculpted wood, wrought iron, sculpted plaster or decorative materials that
are in fact works of art in their own right. Embroidery, carpets, jeweler and
coins compete with one another to attract the visitor's attention.
museum's centerpiece is to be found in the pottery room. The most beautiful of
all Moroccan ceramic objects were made by Fez craftsmen. Specialists in this
technique since the Xth century, they invented the famous "fez blue" obtained by
the use of cobalt. On a background of white enamel or highlighted in color, the
stylized floral motifs interweave in a manner that is as sophisticated as it is
Not to be missed: the astrolabes. These astronomical instruments created and
perfected by learned Arabs, with all the mystery of a talisman and all the
beauty of a jewel.
Dar Batha Museum
Place du Batha Fes,