On a walk on my way to the Maison de la Photographie (past the Le Foundouk restaurant), I came upon this small store–one of those hidden treasures in the medina of Marrakesh. I noticed the delicately-woven scarves hanging outside – the kind that sell for hundreds of euros in Europe. So I went inside and found a couple of weavers hard at work with their wares artfully displayed. I was so taken by them, I immediately purchased two – and later went back for more. They make wonderful gifts, do not weigh much and hardly take any room in a suitcase.
The store is owned by Faissal Bennouna. He didn’t have the colour that I wanted so I asked him to make one for me, which he did in a couple of days.
Expect to pay between 250 and 450 dirhams.
25, kaat Bennahid
Souk Hel Fez