Marrakech: Maison Tiskiwin; a magical world of African oddities


 

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Maison Tiskiwin is a beautiful ancient, late 19th century-early 20th century Moroccan house in Marrakech filled with personal artefacts from various Saharan countries including Morocco. The museum was founded by Dutch anthropologist Bert Flint, who is a wonderful walking odditie himself. Flint also lives in the house.  I was quite struck by the original artifacts he has accumulated over the years, from arts, musical instruments, jewellery, pottery, carpets to furniture. Each room is designed in a completely different way and has a thousand and one night, far flung Arabian nights written all over it. Don’t forget to greet the owner when you’re there. He is history personified.  Maison Tiskiwin offers a magical journey into the past, tucked away behind the Medina in the centre of Marrakech.

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2 comments

  1. Wow totally stunning, I would love to give our new house (when we find it) a Moroccan feel!

  2. It’s stunning isn’t it, I got slightly addicted to the mosaic everywhere in Marrakech. I think your house would look so beautiful if you gave it a Moroccan feel. Totally go for when you get your own place.

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