Kasbah Myriem

Arts Centre in Midelt

If you’re in the mood for carpets, this kasbah-styled workshop, about 1.5km west of town, is worth a look. It helps Berber women develop their embroidery and weaving. The workshop provides looms and materials, as well as a simple place to work. Local girls – aged 15 or so – come here to learn these skills from more experienced women. Literacy lessons are also offered. Follow the signs from the main road and then enter behind the clinic.

While you are here, you may wish to peek into the monastery, which is home to a few Franciscan monks.