May 25, 2020
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Things you should purchase from Casablanca!

Are you planning to go on a vacation to the city Casablanca? If yes, then it is probably one of the best decisions you have made. Casablanca is a very beautiful city in Morocco. There are a lot of different beautiful and historical places in Casablanca to see. But what you can do to keep your memories alive? Well, you can buy some stuff that will not just keep your tour memories fresh but will also be useful. The following are some things you should consider purchasing from the city of Casablanca.

Leather Goods:

For numerous centuries, beginning the 10th century AD, Morocco was the head of the African leather manufacturing, with exports going as far as Baghdad, Europe, and the Middle East. It was probably thanks to the abundance of goat and sheep herds, as well as the oak forests (this wood is utilized for tanning the leather). The outstanding live material like leather is well-adapted to both contemporary and traditional tendencies and has productively located its place in today’s luxury and fashion trends. In fact, leather has permeated a lot of other manufacturers of products, like balgha (sandal) or babouches, clothing, bags, poufs, saddles, and even musical instruments.

Every animal skin is exceptional and has a particular usage: lamb is utilized for clothing because of its delicacy; cow skin is a little thicker. It is utilized for coats and bags, whereas goat is utilized for poufs, due to its roughness. There’re still whole districts in Marrakesh and Fes occupied completely with the leather dyed tanks where tanners do a magnificent spectacle. In the city of Casablanca, leather products are accessible in Bab Marrakech in old Medina: Bazar Bab Arkha, Bazar Salam, where poufs cost three hundred dhs (all sizes). You can locate them also at the Exposition Artisanale, situated in the UN Street, store number thirty, next to the Astoria café, and in the Houbous area. There, a leather traveling bag would charge around three hundred dhs, handbags – two hundred dhs, and the smaller bags – one hundred dhs.

Moroccan Carpets:

Morocco is famous for its colored, hand-made rugs, made mostly in the rural areas of the country and mostly by the ladies who meet in cooperatives for making such gorgeous artifacts. The richness of patterns and colors of Moroccan wall-hanging reflects the being of the nation at the crossroads of a lot of civilizations, which develops its ethnic diversity (African, Arab, Berber, and Spanish). The major carpet-producing areas are the following: the Capital Rabat, its popular rugs, are made in 7 colors and hold delightful significations and patterns. In Taznakht, situated in the Ouarzazate province, you can locate superb shimmering rugs dominated by orange, red, golden yellow and copper colors, and typical designs, like lozenges, squares, lines, and rectangles.

They’re mostly created of the wool worked by hand and colored using the natural colorants such as madder roots. In Akhnif, rugs are called kilim or Hanbal; they are thinner and lighter than the normal ones and are hand-woven with wonderful cotton or wool mill. Their major color is red, with other colors being frequently green, yellow, brown, and black. The costs differ according to the region of origin and size. For instance, rug carpet from Taznakht, which measures 1.6/1.4 m, charges fifteen hundred dhs, and a smaller one (1/1.5 m) charges twelve hundred dhs. In the city of Casablanca, such carpets are accessible:

  • In the old Medina in Bab Rkha or Bab Marrakech: number forty-seven Bazarat Bab Rkha. Number one hundred and seventy-one Bazar Taroudant.
  • In the Houbous area: there’re colorful rugs originated from different parts of the country.

Moroccan Tajine:

It is an extremely old type of plate with the conical lid that is utilized in the rural counties of Morocco, or by nomads, as moveable ovens over the charcoal braziers. The base of Tajine is both a serving and a cooking dish. This kitchen tool is created of terracotta in which components are stewed gradually and with the least amount of water. In fact, the elements of the Tajine make their own vapor, staying within the cooked dish all its flavors and juices. These days, Tajines are purchased either for decoration or cooking purposes. If a plate is gonna be utilized for decoration, you can locate it in any color and size.

However, if you require it for the cooking purpose, then it’s preferable to have it without colors and without glazing at all. It also has to be soaked in the water for twenty-four hours and then greased with some cooking oil 3 or 4 times before being utilized. For protecting it from breaking, a metal piece needs to be applied for protecting it from flames. Bedecked Tagines, decorated with excellent colors and other materials (for example, silver), and are sold at eighty dhs each and more. Tagines for cooking charge around one hundred and fifty dhs. They’re accessible in Bab Marrakech, store number five.