Just a few weeks ago, I traveled to Morocco, rediscovering this warm-hearted country all over again. A popular activity is to visit the different souks, or marketplaces, where crafty-souls can find every kind of Moroccan crafts, from pottery to spices.
Here’s a list of the five Moroccan crafts that will take your breath away and make you fall in love with the warmth, culture, and sights of this far away country.
1. Hand-Painted Ceramics.
A souk at the Marrakesh Medina with hand-painted ceramics that are to die for!
2. Moroccan Mosaic.
You can find these works of art in every city, big or small. Sometimes, the most beautiful are found in inconspicuous places, like small alleyways or hidden street corners. The floors of every respectable palace are also covered with the Instagram-worthy patterns!
3. Hand-woven baskets make a perfect beach or market tote! Plus they come in every imaginable color and with trendy pompons!
4. Metalwork. I MUST HAVE THEM ALL! That’s what I think every time I pass souks with beautiful Moroccan lamps. The intricate metal patterns and designs help light up the place with exotic ambiance.
5. Moroccan rugs are traditionally woven pieces of art created by the indigenous people. They are used in homes and tents, rather than home decor. But Western designers have decisively fell in love with them for their simplistic, almost enigmatic, patterns. You will want one for every room.
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Post written by Liza Moiseeva, a Co-Founder and Director of Marketing at GlobeIn. Her passion for creating a positive social impact landed her jobs with nonprofits working in micro-finance and poverty alleviation areas, and an MBA in Finance with a focus on impact investing.