The basis of handicrafts
The cultural richness of Morocco passes through the traditional handicrafts that have existed for a few years in a more designed version. Many different materials are meticulously handcrafted using largely traditional machines and tools, to make decorative and everyday items. Tableware, furniture, jewelry and clothing, you will definitely take some Moroccan souvenirs with you!
Morocco is also a country of crafts. In Safi, Fez or Zagora, you discover ceramics. In Ouarzazate, the spotlight is on the carpet industry. Marrakesh is just as important as its predecessors: among other activities, the leather industry. Tanners make slippers, bags, and salon tools. A collection of tasteful creations that blend the most daring aesthetic with an enchanting traditional character.
Moroccan rug or carpet
The cities of Rabat, Fez and Tetouan offer you a wide range of Moroccan artisan products, including the authentic Moroccan carpets that are still celebrated in some antique cities. The carpet is crafted using original and elaborate patterns, sometimes in the center and sometimes at the edges, which adds a great reflection to its designs. The value of the carpet in Morocco is closely related to the number of knots and the designs that make up it. It is still necessary to distinguish between modern and traditional rugs.
She still uses traditional clothes in parties and events, and today she adopts an innovative style. Try without waiting for the famous Moroccan caftan! Slippers are also a symbol of authentic Moroccan clothing. Today’s fashion is reflected in fashion design and many creative people presenting designs for contemporary models.
Want to go home with original handcrafted jewelry? Marrakech and the surrounding areas abound with luxury Berber jewelry! Among other things, you will find these jewelry in the medina near Jamaâ El Fna Square. Many silver jewelery is also made in cities such as Guelmim, Agadir, Essaouira, Tiznit or even Taroudant. Craftsmen make jewelry from gold or silver and are sold in antique city markets.
Ceramics and pottery
In Rabat, pottery testifies to the deep cross-fertilization between Berber and Andalusian cultures. Ceramics also dictates its presence. The shapes and colors used differ according to the regions: the blue patterns in Fez, the yellow patterns in Safi and the green patterns in Meknes. We will make an appointment for you in Safi to discover the multicolored pottery. And Azemmour invites you to discover the products of artisan women. In Salé, don’t miss the potters’ complex, Al Walaja.
Traditional iron industry
You can discover wrought iron masterpieces in Marrakech, Fez or Safi: candles, lanterns, mirrors, or lampshades are all accessories that will add elegance to your home. We offer you a special date with the magnificent wood carvings in Fez, Marrakesh, and even Salé.
Thuja wood industry
In Essaouira, you can get products made from Thuya wood, which is a precious wood from the Atlas. For centuries, wood engraving was a Moroccan craft specialty that established its place in the world of engraving. You can find thupper wood products everywhere in Morocco.
Tile Pattern Zellige
As for the stucco creations, they are prominent, among other things, in the Moroccan Riyadh. It is an essential component of Moroccan architecture. Morocco is characterized by another ancient art, which is Zellij. All over the country, you will find these decorations on traditional products or for innovative creations! What is the Moroccan capital of Zellige? It is without a doubt the city of Fez! Buy many great products in their small typical stores.
The cities of Fez, Marrakesh and Tetouan are famous for making copper products: pots, lamps, and many other things are made or meticulously engraved on copper or silver. Moroccan and internationally recognized artisans are unique in mastering these crafts, and upon your visit you will find modern innovations from them today.
Tanning leather and leather products
In the ancient cities of Morocco, particularly in Fez, leather goods fill the markets from ancient tanneries that resemble a palette of watercolors. Dar al-Dabbagh in Fez is the main place for tanning cattle, goat and sheep skins in a traditional way and making them capable of being manufactured from coats, shoes, bags, etc. These are masterpieces of traditional industry.