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Building a guesthouse in the Valley of Ourika, the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Stories and.. photo's of Marrakech, Berber life, travels in Morocco.

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  • Moroccan Baskets
    on Jul 3, 2016
     Traditional Moroccan Berber bread baskets for an instant splash of color in your home! Handcrafted with palm fibers and colorful wool/cotton threads. Each lidded basket is a unique piece with vibrant abstract patterns. Very decorative and perfe...
  • Boucherouite InspirationThe Moroccan Boucherouite carpet (or rag rug) as inspiration for swimwear! More beautiful images of Moroccan decor inspirations for the Spring collection of Mara Hoffman here http://www.marahoffman.com/world-of/blog/resort-swim-2016-editorial/...
  • Mighty Autumn In The Ourika Valley
    on Nov 19, 2015 in High Atlas Mountains
    The view from our terraceJust a little further up the road to Ste FatmaWhere the road endsBeautiful valleys hidden away and only accessible by foot...
  • A Little Moroccan Flair With A Kilim Floor PillowAdd a little Moroccan flair to your home with a kilim floor pillow. Beautiful bold colors and intricate tribal patterns. These cushions are handmade from vintage flatweave carpets from the Middle Atlas region and each one is a unique piece. For...
  • A Windy Coast And A Breath Of Fresh Air ...
  • The Rustic Way
    on Oct 17, 2014 in Beni Ouarain Berber Moroccan carpets
    After a thorough cleansing these beautiful vintage Beni Ouarain carpets are rolled up incredibly tightly and left to drip on makeshift poles. Imagine the weight of one wet white giant considering that the general weight of a dry carpet is around 35 k...
  • Growing Up In Morocco
    on May 13, 2014 in Marrakech Travelling in Morocco
    Shopping for a belly dance costume in the souk and learning the shimmy shake!Lots of camels to feed!Never bored of henna painting!Siesta on hot days, nothing better than a pile of Beni Ouarain carpets to lie on!A visit to the desert and playing in on...
  • Paradise In The Middle Of Nowhere
    on Jan 7, 2014 in Berber High Atlas Mountains
    Not so long ago we were invited by a friend to come and see his new house in a small Berber village at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech it lies about 55 km to the South but from our home in the Ourika Valley (and with the not so p...
  • Autumn GreetingsThe view today from our terrace...
  • Instant Elegance!
    on May 1, 2013 in Shopping Objects of desire
    Yes well, officially these are curtain ties but they also look amazing as hanging decoration at the ends of a curtain pole, a mirror, a headboard, a wardrobe knob etc. These beautiful handmade objects of desire give an instant touch of drama and eleg...
  • Oh, Those Ivory Beni Ouarain Carpets!Marie Aimée Lucas-Robiquet (French, 1858 - 1959)  Just arrived, vintage ivory Beni Ouarain carpets! BO436 (410 x 230 cm) BO437 (315 x 206 cm) BO438 (335 x 195 cm) BO439 (370 x 190 cm) BO444 BO440 (400 x 200 cm) More Ben...
  • Tnine Berber Market
    on Mar 4, 2013
    Tnine means Monday in Arabic and every week on this day there is the Berber market. It is the biggest market in Ourika and folks gather from near and far for their weekly supplies and more. The market is a place to socialise, to inform about local ne...
  • Magical EssaouiraMystical and magical Essaouira, history breathes hauntingly through the streets of this town. Dark, small alleys and the many arches whisper tales of times long gone by and it only needs a little imagination to visualise the caravan trade from sub-Sa...
  • Happy New Year
    on Dec 31, 2012
    It has been a little quiet from my side. Life has been wonderfully hectic and exciting and looking back at 2012 on this last day of the year, I can only conclude that it has been a great year! I wish to thank everyone for all the support that I ha...
  • And The Winner Is....
    on Nov 23, 2012
    A big thank you to everyone for taking part in this giveaway!  Many heartfelt thanks for all the comments, likes, pins, follows and visits to my new website! The winner of this beautiful vintage Moroccan wedding blanket is Leslie in Adams...
  • Beyond Marrakech Giveaway; A Moroccan Wedding Blanket
    on Nov 1, 2012
    The new website www.beyondmarrakech.com is up and running! A virtual bazaar with all the Moroccan treasures that we love! To celebrate the launch of the website we are giving away this gorgeous vintage Moroccan wedding blanket! ...
  • Moroccan Carpets; Colourful IndulgementPsst... I've added color to my carpet collection! Lots of striking, bold, stunning and crazy colors! Vintage Boujad carpet Vintage Azilal carpet Vintage Azilal carpet Vintage Boucherouite carpet (rag rug) Vintage Rehamna carpet...
  • South Where The Heart Is; The DesertAnother season is slowly ending. It has been a long and wonderful summer, very hot too! A summer with time to reflect about the present and to evaluate our plans for the future. More than that there was time to connect with the past, to embrace old f...
  • Objects Of Desire, A Vintage Berber Kilim Cushion
    on Jul 15, 2012
    A second life for the beautiful and bold coloured vintage Berber kilim carpets  from the High Atlas Mountains. Limited one of a kind pieces available in the Handira Boutique.
  • A Lazy Lunch In Le Jardin
    on Jun 26, 2012
    Not so easy to find but definitely worth the dwelling through the small alleys of the Marrakech medina, is Restaurant Le Jardin. A traditional riad decorated in many shades of green. Furnished with a mix of retro furniture and African tr...
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