Treasures of the soil

Discover Morocco's myriad local products

Morocco makes the most of its abundant natural resources. Skilled artisans who have inherited ancestral know-how sculpt and shape nature's gifts.

The country's traditional local products are of incomparable quality and include aromatics like saffron –aka red gold, olive oil, honey, orange blossom water and argan oil with its unique, exquisite flavor. Hamman rituals make use of henna, rose water, black soap and rhassoul clay. Let yourself be tempted by their natural benefits.

Morocco is also a land of great craftsmanship. Go to Safi, Fez or Zagora to see how clay is worked or visit Ouarzazate, which is famous for carpet making. Marrakesh has a reputation of its own for leather making, though it is not the city's only claim to fame. The city's tanners craft babouche slippers, bags and home accessories. All these creations are characterized by good taste that proudly updates tradition with a touch of daring esthetic innovation.

Give in to temptation! Be sure to slip some of these Moroccan treasures in your suitcase.