While on your upcoming trip to Casablanca, you will see a lot of traditional things that can be a great addition to your household décor. You can really buy some of the beautiful things at a very reasonable price from the local markets of the city of Casablanca Morocco. Down here, we have discussed a few items that you can really choose to buy.
The craft industry here is a history of inherited savoir-faire coming from the first denizens, the Berbers, who were the precursors in the artisan field, particularly in the making of jewels, carpets, and ceramics. After the Arabs and Islam’s arrival, other types of artisan arts began to flourish, comprising new materials, like sorrel, wood, copper, and clay.
Working with the copper in all the varieties (red and yellow) has been mostly advanced in the Fez and Marrakesh, whose artisans have gained knowledge of over centuries for providing this metal exceptional forms, making utensils and decorations, plates for presenting Moroccan biscuits or serving tea, teapots, ashtrays, and vases, etc. In work, Moroccan craftsmen utilize the traditional technique of hammering. Every item they make goes through a lot of consecutive steps, comprising soldering, hammering, assembling, and, lastly, making of the decorative elements.
Throughout the dark years, when electrical light hadn’t yet entered the houses of Casablanca, lamps were the only method for individuals to have a little light. In the wintry weather or any other season, warmth and light were, and still are, welcome in the houses always. Moroccan lamps are created of copper, wrought iron, or other alloys. Light, discrete, and traditional or modern, these lamps simple fit in with any interior design. A beautiful ethnic lamp made of animal (frequently, goat) skin having designs that are henna dyed in brown, orange, or red colors can provide the oriental touch to any space. There’re also the best quality ceramic lamps created by expert craftsmen, featuring a lot of diverse colors and shapes.
For having smooth filtered light outside or inside the home, there’re wall lamps; such lamps are also created of goatskin, glass, or wrought iron. These lamps are extensively presented at the Exposition Artisanale shop, situated downtown in the UN Square no.30. You can also locate them at Bab Marrakech. Relying on the material utilized costs range from around one hundred and fifty dhs (for the animal skin lamps) to some seven hundred dhs (for the copper ones).
Casablanca is famous for rose water. It is also produced mainly in Kalaât M’gouna, a town situated in the heart of the Atlas, the home of the Rose Festival. Throughout this spring occasion, Miss Rose is chosen as a flower harvest celebration that’ll direct to the making of cosmetic products, like shampoos, soaps, oils, and creams. For an extremely long time until today, Moroccans have utilized perfume bottles as containers for essential oils or rose water that is purified, calmed them down, and toned up. Such hand-made bottles, although not extraordinarily produced, come in various colors and shapes.
They’re wonderfully created of glass, ceramic, or resin, and are bedecked mostly with crafted silver or metal. The colors utilized for these bottles are mainly yellow, red, green, and blue. As for the glass bottles, the perfect color for them, set to protect the cologne within against the UVs, is blue. The containers can also be utilized for the interior fragrances that’ll fill the home with beautiful aromas for several days. Even unfilled, such bottles can be utilized as the art objects for house décor. The cologne bottles are accessible at gift shops in the Houbous and Bab Marrakech, with costs beginning from fifty dhs (small ones).
This oil comes from the fruits of the Argania Spinosa tree that generally grows in Morocco. By breaking and squeezing such hard fruits, Berber ladies take out this excellent oil that has a lot of virtues. In fact, there’re two types of argan oil: one utilized with food and the other one in different cosmetic products. Moroccans are extremely fond of this amazing oil that’s loaded with linoleic acid, the acid that controls cholesterol. In the cosmetic industry, this oil is extremely appreciated for the high vitamin E. Ladies with diverse types of skin utilize Argan oil for hydrating and softening their skins (massage), which decreases the signs of aging.
Another treasured oil is the olive oil, loaded with mineral salts, vegetal protein, oleic acids, and carotene that prevents several diseases, like colon and breast cancer, and diabetes. The Argan oil is accessible in the Artisants de Souks shop situated in downtown Chenier street number nine. The Argan cosmetic products list comprises shampoos, creams, essential oils, and soaps. They’re accessible in big supply at the Exposition Artisanal shop located downtown, in the UN square number 30. Costs differ from fifty to one hundred and eighty dhs.