786. Morocco Part 13 | Ceramics and Rug Shopping

Fes carpet shopping
Fes is the capital of arts and culture in Morocco, and it's easy to see why. I really love their style of decor here. It's all very colourful, a bit whimsical and primarily handmade. Even the buildings in the medina and little alleyways have a lot of paintings.

My favourite souvenirs from here are the ceramics. The rugs are also very beautiful. If I was in the market for one I would definitely want to get it here. I prefer their style to Persian rugs which I don't really like to be honest. The Moroccan ones are more modern (but timeless) with more colours and images.

We visited this rug store set inside a huge riad. Their rooms were piled up with rugs of all sizes. I think there must have been tens of thousands. The entire riad was covered in mosaics. It was all very beautiful and detailed.

Fes carpet store Morocco carpets Morocco carpets Fes carpet store Fes carpet shopping Fes carpet store Fes riad Fes MoroccoWe were also brought to the rooftop to see the view

Fes ceramics factoryWe also visited this ceramics factory. This man is preparing the clay.

Fes ceramics factoryArtisans at work.

Fes ceramics factory Fes ceramics
Every piece of the mosaics are made by hand. They are used for the tables behind or walls and floors. I can't imagine how many hours are spent to make one table (or to cover an entire riad).

Fes ceramics factoryHalf finished. I assume they go through different layers of paint.

Fes ceramics storeI love/wanted to buy EVERYTHING!!

Fes ceramics store Fes ceramicsFinished pieces

Fes ceramics tajine
In the end, we ended up buying these (+ 1 other thing not shown in the picture). It took me quite a long time to choose and narrow down what I wanted, and also to haggle down the price lol. The tajine is for cooking with and a gift for my mom. It's pretty heavy. I wonder why tajines are not more popular worldwide. I really love them. The factory shipped everything back to Toronto for us as there's no way we could lug these around in our suitcases lol.


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