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Six Cool Things You Only Find In Morocco

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Written by Abraham Odhiambo

Travelling to Morocco is a wonderful experience, and there are a lot of cool things you can buy there before going back home.

The North African country is one of the places you must visit at least once in a lifetime. And it’s not only because of its bewildering tourist attractions but also because of its gifted artisans.

These artisans have turned the country that recently made Africa proud at the just-ended World Cup into a shopping paradise for traditional products.

If you’re finding it hard to decide what to purchase in Morocco, don’t worry because this article is for you. Without further ado, let’s look at six cool things you can buy in Morocco.

1. Leather Goods

Moroccan leather

Leather bags in a Moroccan shop. Photo/ MyTindy.

If you are a lover of medieval style, don’t forget to buy leather goods in Morocco. These goods are always in the best condition because the leather is made in a traditional way.

Fez is the Moroccan city famous when it comes to leather goods because it has a long tradition of tanning and dyeing.

You can get leather slippers, jackets, bags, wallets, belts and even more.

2. Ceramics 

Nearly every article about Morocco contains pictures of shops with colourful and unique ceramics. This is because the North African country is famous for its distinguishable ceramics and pottery.

Shops and markets in Morocco are swamped with beautiful bowls and plates of intricate designs and patterns. You just have to choose the ones that you like.

Ceramics

Ceramics in Morocco. Photo/ 123RF.

Ceramics are among the cool things to buy in Morocco before travelling back to your country. The famous cities for potteries are Safi, Fez and Meknes.

3. Argan Oil 

Argan oil is one of the coolest things to buy in Morocco. The oil, which has become very famous and popular in recent years, is produced by cooperatives of women.

Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the argan tree and is most commonly used as a moisturizer.

Apart from being a known miracle hair product, argan also has a high concentration of vitamins, which makes it effective at boosting the immune system.

You’ll find argan oil being sold at markets or roadsides in most parts of the country. Buying the oil in Morocco is cheaper compared to online or in other countries.

4. Berber Carpets and Rugs 

Moroccan Berber carpets and rugs are unique and have a fascinating history. Be sure to grab at least one from the rich colours, tribal designs and alluring textures before travelling home.

Ensure the carpet you have chosen does not leave your sight during packaging because some salesmen decide to pack a different one.

5. Babouches 

Babouche is a French word used to describe a flat Moroccan slipper so soft that you can flatten the part that covers your heel.

Babouches shoes

Babouches. Photo/ KAWA News.

Babouches are hand-stitched leather shoes that are trendy and traditional, coming in all colours and embroidered in different patterns.

They are, without a doubt, among the cool things you to buy in Morocco.

6. Spices 

You definitely don’t want to leave Morocco without spices. This is your opportunity to take the flavours of Morocco back home and use them to prepare delicious meals for your family.

Moroccan spices

Spices in Morocco. Photo/ Hey Explorer.

You can’t miss a special condiment in Morocco; Ras el Hanout, translating to head of the shop. It is named so because the shop owner mixes the best spices for you.

What products are popular in Morocco? 

  • Moroccan leather 
  • Argan oil 
  • Bread baskets 
  • Pottery 
  • Djellabas 
  • Market bags 
  • Babouche 
  • Coloured teacups 
  • Moroccan pastries 

What is unique in Morocco? 

Morocco is famous for its rich culture that has been centred on religion and tradition over the years. Despite being in the western region of North Africa, Morocco is centred on Islamic tradition. 

The North African country is also known for its abundance of beaches, deserts and mountain ranges. 

What is Morocco best known for? 

  • The Atlas Mountains 
  • The Moroccan Desert & Sahara
  • Moroccan wild beaches and azure coasts 
  • Moroccan ski resorts 
  • Moroccan monuments, architecture and history 
  • Moroccan food 

What can you buy in Morocco markets? 

Spices, which are key to Morocco’s cuisine, are among the cool things to buy in Morocco. Other essentials to buy include beauty products and cosmetics. 

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Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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