Museum in Marrakesh
The Tiskiwin Museum , also known as the Bert Flint Museum and Casa Bert Flint ( French : Maison Bert Flint ), is a museum dedicated to Moroccan crafts located in the medina of Marrakech, next to the Bahia Palace . It is housed in a Moorish – style riad built at the beginning of the 20th century and which has been the residence of Bert Flint, a Dutch art historian and anthropologist in love with Morocco , for several decades . It was opened in 1996.
The collection is displayed as a journey along ancient Saharan trade routes from Marrakech to Timbuktu and back. On arrival visitors are offered the loan of comprehensive guide sheets which are available in several languages. Visitors are directed first up the staircase of a Marrakech Riad (our boutique hotels are restorations of similar traditional courtyard homes). The route leads round the first floor then down into the ground floor rooms and garden courtyard.
There are stunning displays of berber tents, art, carpets, fabrics, basketwork and the minutiae of every day life. The ancient jewellery and personal adornment are particularly interesting.
Amazingly 90% of the museum quality pieces displayed at Tiskiwin were purchased in the souks of Marrakech, which remain to this day a treasure trove reflecting the wealth and diversity of African culture.
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