Thursday, 19 November 2015

Mighty Autumn In The Ourika Valley

The view from our terrace

Just a little further up the road to Ste Fatma

Where the road ends

Beautiful valleys hidden away and only accessible by foot

Monday, 9 November 2015

A Little Moroccan Flair With A Kilim Floor Pillow

Add a little Moroccan flair to your home with a kilim floor pillow. Beautiful bold colors and intricate tribal patterns. These cushions are handmade from vintage flatweave carpets from the Middle Atlas region and each one is a unique piece. 

For availability or other designs and details please visit my website 
and the Objects of Desire category.

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Rustic Way

After a thorough cleansing these beautiful vintage Beni Ouarain carpets are rolled up incredibly tightly and left to drip on makeshift poles. Imagine the weight of one wet white giant considering that the general weight of a dry carpet is around 35 kg!

Once most of the water has dripped off, the carpet is rolled out to dry and air in the sun.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Growing Up In Morocco

Shopping for a belly dance costume in the souk and learning the shimmy shake!

Lots of camels to feed!

Never bored of henna painting!

Siesta on hot days, nothing better than a pile of Beni Ouarain carpets to lie on!

A visit to the desert and playing in one of the world's largest sandpits!

Learning to repair Moroccan wedding blankets but lets start with a scrap!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Paradise In The Middle Of Nowhere

Not so long ago we were invited by a friend to come and see his new house in a small Berber village at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech it lies about 55 km to the South but from our home in the Ourika Valley (and with the not so precise route description from our friend) it is a lovely but very bumpy, three-hour drive. The journey to his house led us over sandy paths, through the narrow streets of small and remote Berber villages and passed many colourful Boucherouite carpets hanging out to dry along river banks.

In a tiny village, somewhere in the middle of nowhere, our friend has found a little piece of paradise and this lovely, charmingly odd house!