The cultural legacy of Morocco revolves around its traditional craftsmanship and design. In Moroccan souks and for centuries on, various materials are finely worked by hand with machines and tools that have remained largely traditional in order to make decorative and customary objects. Tableware, furniture, clothing and of course Moroccan jewelry.
Traditional clothes, including the Caftan, still in use at festivals and ceremonies are now adopting an innovative style. Babouches or Moroccan slippers are also a symbol of typical Moroccan clothing. Many designers offer particularly stylish and contemporary models nowadays.
For Handmade jewelry, Marrakech and its surroundings are full of sumptuous Berber jewels! You will find them among others, in the adjoining medina at Jemaa El Fna square. Many silver jewels are also produced in cities such as Goulimime, Agadir, Essaouira, Tiznit or Taroudant.
In Fez, Marrakech and Tetouan, the brassware is in the spotlight: frames, pots, knockers, lamps and many other objects are finely worked on copper, silver or brass. Well-known and internationally famous designers have appropriated these objects.
Go to Safi to discover potteries unique in their kind, multicolored. At Tamegrout, the predominance is the green color. In Azemmour, women artisans are organized in structure called Cooperatives. In Salé, do not miss to visit the Oulja Pottery complex.
In Marrakech, Fez or Safi, you will discover icons of Moroccan wrought iron work: candlesticks, lanterns or mirrors that will fit perfectly in your interiors!
Morocco is also famous for its leather craftsmanship. In French, the word Maroquinerie (Leather Goods) is derived from “Maroc” as goatskins tanning was a technique that was imported in Morocco. Moroccan Poufs and Leather ottomans can be seen in all the souks throughout the country.
Beautiful woven objects await you in Fez, Marrakech or Salé. Baskets and rugs will delight you! In Essaouira, you can buy items in Thuya, a precious wood of the Atlas Mountains.
Plaster is also an unavoidable element of Moroccan architecture, mainly found in Riad and Moroccan Palaces.
Another characteristic art of Morocco: zellij. Throughout the country, you will find these mosaics on traditional objects or used in innovative creations! This art is a true emblem of Moroccan interiors. The Moroccan capital of zellij? It is without a doubt the city of Fez with its multitude of wonders and its small typical shops.
While we specialize in Moroccan Jewelry, we invite you to check the many online stores that offer Moroccan Furniture and Decoration products. If you make it to Morocco, we offer a Moroccan Jewelry Tour in partnership with our local friends at weekech and WWLIMO Marrakech where you can learn the essential steps of creating a jewel as practiced in a craft workshop. This will give you the time to make a piece of your choice. Tracing, cutting, filing, finishing will have no secrets for you.
Like many Moroccan crafts, Moroccan jewelry is organized around two distinct streams:
– Berber-inspired jewelry, made in southern Morocco (Tiznit, Taroudant), in silver and bronze,
– the urban jewelery, worked in Fez, Rabat, Tangier, which uses more noble materials such as gold and precious stones.
We will take you to these cities where you will discover the history of Moroccan jewelry, the artisans behind our products and the different styles, materials and techniques that they use.