If you’d rather avoid haggling altogether, head here where you’ll find three floors of fixed-price crafts.
For fixed prices head for the Ensemble Artisanal, which sells a good selection of crafts. For ceramics, your best bet is to head across to Salé to the Complexe des Potiers.
This gallery is the best and oldest in town and features the work of local artists.
Come here for fixed-price shopping.
Essaouira is well known for its woodwork and you can visit a string of shops near the Skala de la Ville. However, the marquetry work is made from local fragrant thuya wood, which is now an endangered species – buyin…
Along with woodwork, Essaouira’s other great product is its raffia work, made from the fibres of the doum palm. Much of its line is sold to European outlets.
This is the place to go for herbal Viagra, Berber lipstick, cures for baldness and exotic spices. You can also buy argan-oil products here, as well as the traditional amlou (about Dh40 per bottle).
Safi is an excellent place to buy pottery of all types. To get a feel for prices visit the fixed-price pottery shop on the right-hand side of Rue du Souq as your enter the medina from Bab Lamaasa. To the left, towar…