For our first shopping trip after COVID, we chose to go to Marrakesh. Morocco has always been one of our favorite destinations, and our store needed some more color and cool Berber jewelry.
It is always fun to rummage through interesting looking stores in the souk to hunt for treasures.
We loved these metal signs with writing in both French and Arabic, so we are having the artist make 80 pieces for shipping to Music for the Eyes in early November. Just in time for Christmas presents!
Saleh Martane has been our supplier of Moroccan goods for about ten years. Now he has a store of his own.
Exploring the Medina (old city surrounded by a wall) in Marrakesh is all by foot. You always come across unexpected delights. This is a shop in the spice market.
One of the purposes of the trip was to find more craftsmen and suppliers for the future. This young man made scarves which can now be found in our store.
We purchased lots of jewelry on this trip. In addition to the old Berber jewelry mentioned above, we found old Tuareg symbolic pendants, as well as modern versions in silver.
At the end of the day, in one shop, we are wrapping up some of our purchases which you can now find in Music for the Eyes on Whidbey Island in Langley, Washington.