Saturday, April 19, 2008

View from Al Kawtar Shop

This picture really belongs with the post below.
It was taken from the Al Kawtar shop which sells beautiful hand embroidered items made here in Marrakech by women who are often handicapped.
It is near the souks on rue Laksour 57.
They do super traditional work.
I very rarely mention any specific places to buy things. This is a really worthwhile project to support.

12 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Did you buy anything?

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I agree; it is a great shop to support. In Beirut, there are similar shops, one with items made by indigent Muslim widows and another with items made by indigent Christian widows ... beautiful embroidery, baby clothes, et cetera ...

sukipoet said...

Beautiful things. and thanks for the walk too.

Sara said...

If I lived there, I'd certainly buy some things from that shop....

Willow said...

I checked out the website and I love the fact that the girls and women are also learning to read (literacy is dear to my heart!). I have wonderful handwork from Indonesia, and my friend in Khaz. has given me items,too. They are all treasures!

Elizabeth said...

Britt-Arnhild:
Yes, yesterday I bought a very pretty green large napkin/v.small table cloth with orange and purple embroidery to take as a hostess gift - my friend put it under the tea pot. Sounds awful but was very pretty.
Before we went to America I bought a big white table cloth for ME.
Things there aren't inexpensive but worth it for the quality and realising some of the money goes to worthy causes!

willow said...

Those rugs are absolutely gorgeous! Pack some up and send them to me at the Manor house!

Annie said...

Beautiful photos in the last few posts, really stunning, thanks for the view

Maryam said...

Must go, E!

Thanks for coming over today. It was swell to see you both!

M.KATE said...

so beautiful, wish i could be there too :)

Paz said...

Does sound like a worthwhile project to support. Very nice!

Paz

Kitem said...

It looks like a nice shop selling beautiful items, I would love to shop there.
The photos of your previous post were gorgeous, the earth color of the first photo is ravishing.