Moroccan Large round basket
The Moroccan large round basket brings a hint of Mediterranean life to us. It is a great fashion accessory that you can personalise as you wish. Add simple pompoms, tassels or broaches or even ask us about writing your own word on it.
These baskets are made in the Atlas Mountains behind Marrakech by artisans who bring them in huge stacks to the sellers in the souk. One of our favourites is Hadda who runs her little business from a lock up on the edge of the Spice Square opposite Cafe des Epices.
Don’t expect to get a good deal there though unless you have the bartering skills of a nomadic Berber!
These large round baskets are made by artisans using age old techniques which are passed down.
Diameter 40 cm approximately.
Please do note that there is variation in sizes owing to them being handmade so if the size of your basket is important, please give us a ring so we can find the perfect one for you!
You may like to read our blog post Marrakech – a short trip
Our love of Morocco and its artisans
Growing up in the south of Spain the cities of Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada were so close. The strong Moorish influences in Spain led to my love of Morocco and its style.
We have a carefully curated collection of stylish Moroccan homewares, jewellery and accessories all handcrafted and made by the talented artisans in their small workshops of both Marrakech and Essaouira. Each item is unique as each is handmade. No two items are ever quite the same. We have a collection of one offs which we display in our shop and other items collected in small numbers that are available on our website.We also have a selection available each weekend at our pop up stall at Altrincham Market.
Come and join us to select something unusual for yourself or a lovely original gift for a friend. We choose the more classic styles in muted colours but sometimes just cannot resist a flash of Moroccan colour!
We welcome you to BE where we are proud to source from ethical traders and artisans themselves. Many of our suppliers are found on our travels around local markets bringing income to our local communities. Thank you for supporting this trend