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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ait Bououli Valley

Cooperative Feminin de Tissage Aït Bououli

Immediately below Aït Bououli’s trio of mimetic villages is a stone-walled community association with a sign pointing visitors toward the Aït Bououli women’s carpet-weaving cooperative. This 40-member cooperative ta…
Arts & Crafts in Todra Gorge

Berber Carpets

In a 200-year-old kasbah, this cooperative sells a wide range of handmade carpets, from simple kilims to exquisite art pieces that took many months to create. You can often see the women weavers in action, and there…
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, rangin…
Arts & Crafts in Tinejdad

Galerie d’Art Chez Zaid

Snoop around this converted home of a local calligrapher (who also runs the Musée Sources Lalla Mimoun) and you might find Tinejdad-made crockery in the courtyard, sand-worn bracelets in the salon, and wonderful, we…
Food in Demnate

Miel d'Atlas

Honey that’s considered rare elsewhere abounds in the hills around Demnate. You’ll notice a Miel d'Atlas sign with a bee on it at the hanout (grocer) on your right on the main road east out of town towards Imi n'Ifr…
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 walnuts shells (…
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 integrate…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Kalaat M'Gouna

Unité de Distillation de Rose

Coming from Skoura, this rosewater distillery is located on your right 500m before you reach town. Rose buds used here are purchased directly from farmers in the valley. The adjoining showroom offers a full range of…
Market in Demnate

Sunday Souq

The weekly Sunday souq, 10 minutes south of town by foot, is an opportunity to taste-test local olives, olive oils and almonds and browse Demnate’s local woodwork and yellow-glazed pottery painted in henna.
Arts & Crafts in Ouarzazate

Coopérative de Tissage

Inside the Complexe Artisanal, glimpse women artisans at work (Monday to Friday) on hanbels (pileless woven carpets) and embroidered straw mats, and take one home at posted fixed prices.