Top ChoiceCeramics in Skoura

La Poterie Chez La Famille Kabor

Down the hill, 1km from Chez Talout, three generations of the same family handcraft earthen bread ovens and elegant urns, along with easier-to-transport cups, bowls and plates. Super-friendly Mohamed demonstrates...

Arts & Crafts in Todra Gorge

Berber Carpets

This cooperative in the Auberge Royal Palmas sells a range of handmade carpets, from simple kilims to more elaborate pieces that took many months to create. You can watch the women weavers in action, and there's...

Arts & Crafts in Ait Bououli Valley

Women's Cooperative of Aït Bououli

This is a 40-member cooperative that takes every aspect of carpet-making into its own hands: tending and shearing sheep; carding and spinning fluffy lambswool into yarn; and collecting plants to dye yarn rich...

Arts & Crafts in Ouarzazate

Horizon Artisanat

Henna-painted pottery, hand-painted tea glasses, and silver filigree rings are sold at reasonable fixed prices, supporting Horizon’s programs to provide vocational training for adults with disabilities and...

Arts & Crafts in Tinejdad

Galerie d’Art Chez Zaid

At the converted home of Zaid Abbou, who runs the museum at Lalla Mimouna, you might find Tinejdad-made ceramics in the courtyard, sand-worn bracelets in the salon and well-patched nickel silver teapots in the...

Arts & Crafts in Merzouga

Depot Nomade

This tardis-like, rammed-earth store is a seemingly never-ending series of interconnected rooms that's a one-stop shop for Moroccan arts and crafts. You'll find everything from tightly woven kilim, to inlaid...

Cosmetics in Merzouga

La Dune Doré

Opened in 2016, this welcoming shop in Hassi Labied stocks high-quality products made in Morocco, including oils made from argan, almond, prickly pear and saffron – all of which offer alleged health benefits,...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Kalaat M'Gouna

Unité de Distillation de Rose

Coming from Skoura, this rosewater distillery is located on the right 500m before the town. A cooperative of five farms, every element of the rose is used to make rose oil, rosewater for cosmetics and cooking and...

Arts & Crafts in Dadès Gorge

Association Gorge du Dadès

Tufted carpets are made at this weaving cooperative, but soft kilim blankets made with undyed, extra-fluffy lambswool are signature pieces. The women are introducing nonchemical dyes made from local walnut shells...

Art in Merzouga

Chez Les Artistes

Creative French-Amazigh (Berber) couple, Johanne and Lahcen, have set up a small, rammed-earth art gallery and cafe in the village of Khamlia. Her work is figurative, drawing inspiration from desert peoples,...

Market in M’Hamid

Monday Souq

You'll need to go early to this small, authentic Monday-morning market, where turbaned men haggle over oasis produce and catch up with their nomadic neighbours – by the heat of high noon it's largely over. It's...

Food in Timidarte

Cooperative Kasr Al Hamra

Abderrahim Ougarane returned to his roots to become an artisan producer of date jams and syrup. Enjoy a tasting and leave with jars of this naturally sweet treat, a nomad superfood packed with vitamins and...

Market in Nkob

Sunday Souq

Escape the mayhem of the Sunday souq and wander 500m down the side street with signs for Kasbah Baha Baha and through a doorway bedecked with dented pots to find Nkob’s teapot mender, whose services are in high...

Arts & Crafts in Ouarzazate

Coopérative de Tissage

Coopérative de Tissage

Glimpse women artisans at work (Monday to Friday) on hanbels (woven carpets) and embroidered straw mats, and take one home at posted fixed prices based of the quality and size of the piece in question.

Sports & Outdoors in Imlil

Atlas Extreme

This small shop carries an impressive variety of trekking and climbing equipment, including hard-to-find butane canisters for camping stoves and a small selection of maps.

Food & Drinks in Timit

Cooperative Tikniouine

This cooperative was formed in 2005 by plucky young women who secured EU funding to start cultivating organic walnuts, collecting mountain wildflower honey, and making their own mild, aged cow's-milk cheese,...

Arts & Crafts in Skoura

Skoura Cultural Centre

At this small space, Skoura residents sell items made with palm fronds, sustainably harvested without harming the trees. For travellers who’ve admired one of Morocco’s most majestic palm groves, these sun hats,...

Food in Demnate

Produits Agricoles Naturelles

Honey that’s considered rare elsewhere abounds in the hills around Demnate, and this shop across from the O'Libya petrol station on the road towards Azilal has a decent selection of honey and other local products.

Arts & Crafts in Ouarzazate

Complexe Artisanal

Opposite the kasbah, this sprawling complex of state-run showrooms (only of few of which seem to be open at any given time) features elaborately woven tapestries, local stone carvings, inlaid daggers, metal...

Cosmetics in Kalaat M'Gouna

Boutique Riyaad Al Ward

The rose-infused lotions and potions at this small shop are certified organic, with roses purchased directly from local farmers. You'll find everything from simple rosewater to highly concentrated rose oil and...