If you are a woman and you strike up a friendship, you will likely be invited to the person’s home or to a hamman (bath) for further association.On the other hand, if you are a man or a man and woman traveling together, you will likely be invited into a café for some tea or a meal.This may result in them demanding money from you – even if you only intended to take a scenic shot of something.
Cities typically feature a medina, which is a walled section within which are houses and shops. Moroccan homes are interesting because they're often deceptive, featuring plain exteriors but ornately decorative interiors.This practice may be a way for Moroccans to separate the public from the private -- to reserve the intimacy of their homes for family and friends [source: Every Culture].The following brief explanation of Moroccan art and culture is designed to help you get the most out of your stay in this amazing country. Many historical examples are on display at the local museums.More modern examples are on display at art galleries and in souks. There are so many different ways that the people express themselves – in carpets, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, painting, carving, and calligraphy.Traditionally the men take to the streets and the women are in control of their homes.
This means that you will not often find woman in cafés or restaurants.The furniture Moroccans prefer is usually low, made of wood and accented with plush pillows.Lanterns are a popular lighting source and decorative accessory; most are handcrafted, not mass-produced, and can be finished with brilliant dyes and henna paintings.In general, Moroccan culture can be an exiting and worldly experience. Hospitality is really a part of their culture so you can strike up friendships virtually anywhere if you have the right attitude.Usually this results in further association with these dynamic and interesting people and a real taste of Moroccan life.When taking photographs of the local people, it would be wisest to ask their permission.