Shopping in Morocco Souks

Shopping in Morocco Souks and craft traditions, buy souvenirs in Souks – markets – which are a major feature of Moroccan life, and among the country’s greatest attractions. They are to be found everywhere: each town has its special souk quarter, large cities like Fes and Marrakech have labyrinths of individual souks (each filling a street or square and devoted to one particular craft),and in the countryside there are hundreds of weekly souks,on a different day in each village of the region.

When buying souvenirs in Morocco, it’s worth considering how you are going to get them home;many Moroccan goods _ ceramics, for example – break all too easily ,and you aren’t going to find any bubble wrap to protect them. If they’re in your baggage in the hold of  a plaine, they are very likely to get damaged in transit, especially if you have to change planes on your way home. It’s also not worth taking too literally the claims of shopkeepers about their goods, especially if they tell you that something is  » very old  » or an antique – trafika ( Phoney merchandise) abounds, and there are all sorts of imitation fossils,old tiles and antiques about.

Moroccan craft traditions or artesanie, traditions are still highly active, and even goods mass-produced for tourists are surprisingly untacky. To find pieces of real quality, however, is not that easy – some crafts have become dulled by centuries of repetition and others have been corrupted by modern techniques and chemical dyes.

In general,if you’re planning on buying anything. It’s always worth getting as close to the source of the goods as possible, and to steer clear of the main tourist centres. Fes might have the richest traditions, but you can often find better work at much cheaper prices elsewhere; Tangier and Agadir, neither of which has imaginative workshops of its own, are generally poor bets. As stressed throughout the guide, the best way to get an idea of standards and quality is to visit the various traditional crafts museums spread round the country: there are good ones in Fes, Meknes,Tangier, Rabat and Marrakesh.

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About Habiba

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