Unique Things You Can Find in Morocco
Ever wonder what to buy when shopping in different countries? We’ve narrowed down the list for you for when you go shopping in Morocco. Here are some of the best things to buy when travelling to Morocco:
1. Rugs and Carpets
Have you noticed these shining, colored mats and those carpets with sequins on them all over instagram? These are all hand made with love by Moroccans. Of course buying these from Morocco will cost you a lot less and you can even haggle for a cheaper price. Not only that, you may even get a chance to have a glimpse of the locals making these rugs and carpets! Some will even allow you to customize and they’ll even ship to your home country!
Chandelier is the most well-known Moroccan product you can buy and take home for decorations, the feature of this product will definitely remind you of the enchantress of Morocco.
Did you know that this product can be found in most markets with different measurements, form and raw materials. However, you need to be careful when buying lanterns made from aluminum because they bend easily and might be difficult to bring home. The most expensive ones are those who are heavy but are unquestionably worth it.
3. Leather goods
Leather in Morocco is very special and tanned in a traditional way that has not changed for centuries. As you may know, Fez’s Chouara Tannery is the most popular tannery. The leather is tanned in a completely traditional manner that keeps the leather as authentic as possible. You can get slippers made of leather, bags, jackets, wallets, belts and more.
4. Argan Oil
Argan trees grow in the southern part of Morocco and Argan oil is produced in the traditional Berber way, making it very unique. Moroccans use argan oil for culinary and cosmetic purposes. Although it is also widely known for its beautiful effects on all hair types, it is also extremely effective on acne and skin as a whole.
Djellabas are Moroccan dresses worn by both men and women. Women’s djellabas typically come in a variety of colours, textures and patterns. Buyers can have their djellabas customized by choosing a piece of cloth then having it done at the tailor shop.
Men on the other hand have limited choices unlike women. Men often buy ready-made djellabas in very neutral colors from a store, such as black, olive, or brown.
Pottery in Morocco is really a sight for the eyes, and these items are uniquely found in Morocco. These hand painted ceramics come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They are the perfect gift to give to relatives, as they sit comfortably as a decor in any house, just make sure they are carefully packed, as they could break in suitcases.
Babouche slippers are a style of footwear that originated in the Middle East worn by both women and men. The babouches are popular with fashion enthusiasts, such as medieval footwear designs commonplace in Marrakech souks. They come in all shapes, fabrics, designs, and colours. The most stunning are brightly colored, and can be worn anywhere.
8. Moroccan pastries
Mssemen, batbout, harcha and baghrir are amongst the best Moroccan pastries. You’re not going to be able to get these anywhere else in the world or at least nothing nearly as good as Moroccan women’s. They are certainly a must-try in the Country, and go beautifully with a fresh mint tea bottle!
So there you have it! These are the things that can be uniquely found in Morocco and this list can help you do your shopping on your trip! If you want a tailor-made trip that makes your visit in Morocco a lot more memorable then let RDV Voyage organize it for you. You can click on the box below for our suggested itinerary for Morocco: