Morocco: a land of authentic craftsmanship and design!
The cultural richness of Morocco also goes through its traditional craftsmanship which, for a few years now, also exists in more design version. Various and multiple materials are finely worked by hand with machines and tools that have remained largely traditional, to make decorative and everyday objects. Tableware, furnishings, jewelry and clothing, you will certainly be tempted to take some Moroccan souvenirs with you!
Traditional clothes, still required during festivals and ceremonies, today adopt an innovative style. Try the famous caftan without delay! Slippers are also a symbol of typical Moroccan clothing. This fashion is now available from every angle and many designers offer particularly design and contemporary models!
Want to go home with original handmade jewelry? Marrakech and its surroundings are full of sumptuous Berber jewelry! You will find them among others, in the medina adjoining the Jemaa El Fna square. Many silver jewelry are also produced in cities such as Goulimine, Agadir, Essaouira, Tiznit or Taroudant. The creations evolve over the fashions until they are modernized and truly design today.
In Fez, Marrakech and Tetouan, brassware is in the spotlight: frames, pots, knockers, lamps and many other objects are finely worked on copper, silver or brass. Known and internationally recognized Moroccan designers have appropriated these objects and there are modern versions today.
Go to Safi to discover unique, multicolored pottery. In Tamegrout, the predominance is green. In Azemmour, women artisans have their own structure. In Salé, do not miss a visit to the potters’ complex, the Oulja.
In Marrakech, Fez or Safi, you can discover icons of Moroccan wrought iron work: chandeliers, lanterns, mirrors or even lampshades will fit perfectly into your interiors!
Magnificent objects woven in wicker and raffia and palm trees await you in Fez, Marrakech or Salé. Table mat, baskets and rugs will delight you! In Essaouira, you can buy objects in Thuja, a precious wood from the Atlas. In the same vein, it is the marquetry, decorations in typical wooden plates, that you can find everywhere in Morocco.
As for the plaster creations, they are visible, among others, in the riads. It is an essential element of Moroccan architecture.
Another characteristic art of Morocco: zellige. Across the country, find these mosaics on traditional objects or used in innovative creations! This art is a true emblem of Moroccan interiors. The Moroccan capital of zellige? It is undoubtedly the city of Fez! Buy a multitude of wonders in its typical little shops.
With the wealth of local crafts, we are ready to bet that you will not leave Morocco empty-handed!