What to get the dad who has everything...

Presenting our favorite Father's Day gifts that will help you celebrate the great man he is!


At Casablanca Market, we're committed to working with local artisans from around the Mediterranean to bring you the best collection of handmade fine home goods and accessories from the region.

 

Moroccan Chess & Backgammon Set 

Chess & Backgammon

This exquisite, one of a kind Moroccan hand made backgammon and chess set is perfect for that gamer-dad in your life. Made from cedar, this two-in-one game is sure to make him smile.  More>> 

 

 

 Fruit & Cheese Cutting Board with Secret Tool Set


Cutting board
It doesn't get much cooler (and classier) than our cutting board and secret tool set compartment. This gift is sure to impress party guests and is perfect for the charcuterie-lover-dad in your life.  More>> 
 
 

Moroccan Grilling Setup

For the dad who loves to grill, may we suggest he spice it up this year by grilling Moroccan style with our Charcoal Brazier and shish Kebob Skewers? And for next level grillmasters, check out our traditional Moroccan Bellow or Rabooz to keep the fire burning?  More>>  
 

 

 Unglazed Natural Tagine & Moroccan Cooking Ingredients 



Does your dad love to cook? Then our Unglazed Natural Tagine is the perfect stove top, oven or grill-friendly option to slow-cook up a flavor-filled dish. Also, while you're at it, be sure to check out our Moroccan foods page which includes our famous preserved lemons and olives. Once your dad has cooked in a tagine, he'll never go back!  More>>
 


AND IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE TODAY, WHY NOT GIVE YOUR DAD A CASABLANCA MARKET GIFT CARD? 

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Why buy from Casablanca Market?

Products from Casablanca Market are all beautiful, yet practical. Although they are handmade, they are by no means inferior in quality to others. Every product is made using traditional methods, but adapted to suit the modern market.


For example, our woven pillows, which are traditionally made with wool in Morocco, are made with cotton to be more gentle against the skin. Color schemes also range from vibrant, traditional palettes to more muted, neutral colors to compliment any style of home.


Most importantly, every product has a story behind it. By keeping our production in Morocco, our hardworking artisans are able to simultaneously preserve their Moroccan artistic heritage and earn a living from their world-class skills.


For more about our mission, please visit www.casablancamarket.com/pages/about-us

March 22, 2017 by Ally Labriola

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Whether you're shopping for mom, grandma, your mother-in-law, or even a friend, we have dozens of great gift ideas for you here at Casablanca Market. From handmade Moroccan jewelry to woven market baskets, it's all here. Happy Shopping! 

Berber Necklace


All of our jewelry is handmade in Southern Morocco. A combination of semi-precious stones along with matte silver additions and finished in a unique stylish accent. 22 inches long. More>> 
 

Wine Glasses


Perfect for a romantic night in, these simple but beautiful wine glasses are made from hand-blown, recycled glass in Morocco. Far Wine glasses are also great for water, tea, coffee, juice, or as an impromptu candle holder.  More>>
 

Pom Pom Pillows & Blankets 


Snuggling up in one of our hand-sewn Moroccan blankets for Valentines Day is just what your mom needs this holiday season. We’ve also got a great selection of Moroccan pillows to choose from as well. More>>
  

Hand Woven Market Baskets


Perfect to use for shopping trips, picnics, going to the beach, a night out, storing grocery items or using as a holiday gift basket, our market baskets are all one-of-a-kind and hand woven with palm leaves. Our favorite basket right now is our Market Basket with Brown Straps (pictured here). Our market baskets are timeless, sturdy, reusable, 100% biodegradable and hand-woven by women artisans in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.  More>>

 

Berber Serving Tagine


Moroccans use serving tagines to present their finished dishes on tables. This Berber Serving tagine is thick and substantial, allowing the food to stay warm throughout your meal. It is glazed on the outside of the lid and bottom. This tagine is made by hand in Morocco. More>>
 

One-of-a-Kind Moroccan Ingredients


A great gift for the mom looking to cook up some new flavors, head over to our Moroccan Food section in our marketplace. Adding our olivespreserved lemons or argan oil to your recipe is sure to spice things up in more ways than one! Looking for a recipe to try out? Our recent "How To Roast the Perfect Pepper" blog will show one example of how to incorporate our ingredients into the recipes you love. More>>
 
 

Moroccan Vintage Tea Set



Your mom can charm her tabletops with our Moroccan Tea Time Collection. All of our tea glasses like these Morjana Palais Mix (left) are hand-painted and made exclusively with recycled glass--beautiful gifts with a beautiful story. Pair these glasses with our Silver Teapot for a perfect gift for the tea-loving-mama in your life. More>>
 

AND IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE TODAY, WHY NOT GIVE YOUR LOVED ONE A CASABLANCA MARKET GIFT CARD? 

 

Why buy from Casablanca Market?

Products from Casablanca Market are all beautiful, yet practical. Although they are handmade, they are by no means inferior in quality to others. Every product is made using traditional methods, but adapted to suit the modern market.


For example, our woven pillows, which are traditionally made with wool in Morocco, are made with cotton to be more gentle against the skin. Color schemes also range from vibrant, traditional palettes to more muted, neutral colors to compliment any style of home.


Most importantly, every product has a story behind it. By keeping our production in Morocco, our hardworking artisans are able to simultaneously preserve their Moroccan artistic heritage and earn a living from their world-class skills.


For more about our mission, please visit www.casablancamarket.com/pages/about-us

March 22, 2017 by Ally Labriola

How To Make Moroccan Mint Tea

Founder Katia here today to teach you how to make authentic Moroccan Mint Tea & Orange Blossom.

Ingredients:

Yield: 4 servings

3 earl gray tea bags or 3 tsp. loose-leaf gunpowder green tea

2 Tbsp. of organic sugar plus more if needed.

1 cup of firmly packed fresh mint sprigs

4 cups boiling water

3 Tbsp. Orange blossom water

Yield: 4 servings

 

Method

  1. In a tea pot place tea bags or your loose-leaf gunpowder green tea
  2. Pour ½ cup of the boiling water over the tea and let the teapot sit undisturbed for 15 seconds.  
  3. After 15 seconds, swirl it for 5 seconds.
  4. Pour out all the water, using strainer if needed to insure that none of the tea leaves escapes.  
  5. Pour another ½ cup of the boiling water and repeat step 2-4 (no need to do this if you are using tea bags) 
  6. Gently crush the fresh mint sprigs and place in teapot
  7. Add sugar, 3 cups of boiling water, stir, and cover and let it steep for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add 3Tbsp. of orange blossom water.
  9. Pour a glass of tea and return it to the teapot to dissolve the sugar and blend the flavors.
  10. Stir slightly and adjust for sweetness.
  11. Pour into Moroccan tea glasses, garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
  12. Stir slightly and adjust for sweetness

 

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March 15, 2017 by Ally Labriola

How To Shop For (& Win!) A Moroccan Rug

You don't have to travel all the way to Morocco to buy a rug that's authentic and unique. By shopping at Casablanca Market you can own the rug of your dreams while supporting the local artisans who crafted it.

ABOUT MOROCCAN RUGS

Moroccan rugs date back centuries. These rugs, once used for protection against cold weather, are hand woven in several regions of Morocco. Many of our rug artisans hail from the Atlas Mountains where they use the wool of a special breed of sheep that roams the rugged landscape.

The art of carpet weaving is mainly female and influenced by the legends of the Berber tribes. Traditionally, carpets were made solely for personal use. This means that every symbol, motif and pattern means something special to the weaver – perhaps a wish for fertility, the celebration of a marriage or birth, or an ode to the landscape of a particular region.

  

THE THREE B'S OF MOROCCAN RUGS

 

Beni Ourain Rugs

Our Beni Ouarain carpets are fabulously thick yet so soft and sumptuous. Chic with its neutrality of color and Berber motifs, Beni Ouarain vintage rugs are ideal for contemporary interiors. The irony about these carpets is that although they might have legions of fans, if you have one, he is really all yours. This is because no two Beni Ourain rugs are alike. Each is made by hand -- no mass production, no factories, no Ikea catalogue. Here are some of our favorites below. 

 

Beni

Boucherouite Rugs

The New York Times said that Boucherouite rugs "seem more suitable for framing than trampling underfoot". With their intricate designs and artisan precision, we tend to agree! Boucherouite, also known as the Moroccan Rag Rug, are one-of-a kind as they interweave vintage recycled fabric rugs. Made by tribal Berber women, these carpets can be placed anywhere in your home to create a fun and practical ambiance. Here's a few of our favorites below.

 

Berber Kilim Rugs

Our kilims combine Berber motifs and designs, adding a splendid touch of texture to your home. We carry a wide selection of traditional but bold and modern kilims. They can be used as tribal rugs, decorative tapestries or sofa covers. They are hand woven by skilled women Moroccan artisans. Explore a few of our eye catching kilims below!

Kilims

 

February 24, 2017 by Ally Labriola