Our woodworker Omar is based in Sefrou, and likes to work with wood from fruit trees including walnut, apricot, olive, mulberry almond and plum. There are all fruit trees that can be found in the region. Trees are cut either when they do not produce fruit any more or when the tree is diseased. Omar shared with us that older and sicker wood is preferable as it gives more pattern in the grain, and has more personality. You will see this in the pieces we range from Omar.
Trained by his father and working in the same workshop for 20 years he is a very passionate craftsman who is happy to talk about the history of his craft.