Essaouira Arts & Crafts

Essaouira Arts & Crafts


Essaouira (Mogador) is a laid back town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, it is famous for being a great surf spot because of its windy weather most of the year, hence its nickname "city of wind" or "windy town"
But other than that, Essaouira has many other interesting things to offer.. mainly arts and crafts.
The local souk inside the medina with its divers small shops will entice you to do some nice shopping. Essaouira has a variety of products ranging for all of Morocco’s popular merchandise to the local specialties of the region like thuya wood, raffia shoes, some amazing vibrant local art, and organic argan oil, which is Morocco’s liquid gold.
A quick tour of some of the shops and local stores in the medina's narrow streets:
 Thanks to Essaouira's skilled artisans, fragrant thuya wood (a conifer native to northwest Africa) is turned into all manner of boxes and decorative objects that you could buy for relatively cheap price.
You will also find small shops that offer selections of art work by local artists and artisans, like colorful paintings and prints, hand-woven throws, bags and jewellery.
Galleries of retro furniture could also be found in the medina of Essaouira, You might be amazed by the treasures that those galleries have, from old film posters or antique Berber (Amazigh) doors that you can get as a souvenir.
Buying a nice carpet can be a piece of work in Marrakech, but the experience will be slightly different in Essaouuira, the vendors don't talk too much to make you feel pressure to buy, plus you will have the opportunity to learn some good info about the various carpets in display like its age, origin and the meaning behind seemingly random markings and designs. The prices generally good but there's always room for some bargaining.
Vintage silk blankets are not to be missed either, handiras and natural-coloured wool blankets complete with pom poms. You'll find them as you wonder the tiny streets of the medina.
Not only arts and craft, Essaouira can also satisfy your desires in you are into fashion and accessories. The town has some super stylish stores that offer a nice mix of Moroccan and Morocco-based designers of clothing for men, women, and children too.
If you visit Essaouira during warm or hot times then give yourself the pleasure to wear sandals or shoes made out of Doum palm fibers. You will find them all over the medina.
None can talk about Essaouira region without mentioning Argan oil, the golden liquid of Morocco.. either for eating, cooking with, or for cosmetic use, Essaouira is full of shops where you could buy pure organic certified bio Argan oil.. Along with Argan-based products such as Amlou (similar to jam) or cosmetic products from skin care to shampoos and soaps.
Spice up your shopping in the souk by getting for nice spices as well, You’ll find all manner of potions, powders and pyramids of freshly ground spices.
All that and more is available all year long and could be explored in less than half a day in tiny medina. you can do it in the morning and still have enough time to enjoy the sun at the beach in the afternoon.
But remember to bargain.

 
Contact informations: Hyper Morocco Tours

Smail Jarrou
Quartier Elmhamid 9
Marrakech 50000 Morocco
Email 1: contact@hypermoroccotours.com
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