Younis was born in a small village and after discovering his passion for woodworking at an early age, he decided to move to the near-by city of Essaouira. When he arrived, he enrolled in school and also found a woodcarving master so he could serve as an apprentice. After graduating from high school, he decided to focus on woodcarving full-time.

Today, Younis is a master woodcarver and specializes in boxes and wood trays. He uses all the money he makes to help his family and cover his daily needs. In the long-term, he hopes that he will be able to grow and improve the woodcarving sector in Morocco.

 

Moroccan Puzzle Box

The puzzle box dates back some 3,000 years, originating from Egypt where over time, its popularity works its way to China, Japan, Vietnam, Poland, India, Morocco, Persia, and other various countries.

The photos below show Younis making Moroccan puzzle boxes for Loyal.

 

 

 

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