The maalem Hicham ESSAIDI was chosen by the Ministry of Moroccan Crafts to represent the trade DAMASCENING under the national project MALEEM. This project concerns the preservation of traditional skills that are disappearing. It is based on an online video where trades, endangered, are described through instructional videos and additional multimedia documents.
Hicham ESSAIDI agreed to be filmed throughout the process of making a damascened object in order to show specific business actions and the critical points of his technique.
Videos are available on: www.maalem.ma