A few souvenirs

A trip to another country would not be complete without some awesome souvenirs. We visited the Medina at least once a day, so I took my sweet time scoping out all the different things so buy. And I’m pretty pumped about the items I ended up coming back with.

I purchased these pillow cases from an older woman in Meknes. We had stopped and looked at something nearby, but when I saw these, I knew I could do something really cool with them. We were told they are Berber designs. I ended up buying 4 total (2 of each design).

The leather in Morocco is so beautiful in all its many colors. We entered a particular leather shop in Rabat, and I came away with a beautiful weekend bag and this leather wallet. The leather smells rather funny (and it seems to get stronger the more you use it) but it makes it feel more authentic.

You would think that I would go crazy buying fabric, but alas, I only came back with a meter of material. I will admit, the amount of fabric places had was very overwhelming. I quickly fell in love with several patterns, but I asked myself, what would I do if I bought it? I didn’t know how much I should buy or what colors I would need. I finally decided to not buy every fabric I saw, despite the cheap prices. It may have been a mistake, but I figure, I always know where to go if I need fancy fabric.

   

I knew pretty early on that I wanted to buy a Moroccan teapot. They are just so beautiful, and America can’t beat their prices. So I bought two – the large one for my Mom and the little one for my dorm room. In Sale, I bought a few coffee mugs and these two cups. Hand crafted, they are the perfect companions in case I ever felt like making some mint tea.

I also purchased this bowl in Sale, and it might be my favorite thing I brought home. It looks like it belongs in a Anthopologie store, but it is definitely not made in China. It was made in the store I bought it from. The lady that hand painted it sold it to me. The bottom of the bowl even has the potter’s signature. And if you can believe it, this beautiful bowl only cost me $10. Talk about a great souvenir!

   

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