Let me just back track a bit to the start of our trip to the south of Morocco.
March 16-17: A five hour drive…and two nights in Essaouira. No better way to spend St. Patties Day weekend than on the roof of Taros restaurant with our British and Irish friends Mary and Alyson. Thanks gals! Placed some orders for funky new raphia shoes with our favorite Essa craftsman Sied.
March 18: 3.5 more hours and a great dinner and a night visiting with our American friends and sisters Maggie and Liz, who share the most adorable adjoining apts in the old Tiznit medina. They specialize in collectable Berber jewely … of course we bought some!
March 19: a morning meeting with our master metalsmith Ahmed. He invited us for lunch in true Moroccan hospitality. Picked up some new Sahara Collection jewlery and exchanged ideas for new pieces. This year Ahmed was recognized by the Ministry of the Artisanat as one of Morocco’s master craftsmen. We are happy to be collaborating with him (time flies…for 3 years now).
and then, further south we go….