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On my next trip to Morocco ...

I'm bringing an empty suitcase. I'm not passing again on the opportunity of buying the beautiful and exotic Moroccan crafts that I fancy, like these artfully hand crafted lamps and lanterns.

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A closer view.
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Comments (12)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Maria, I don't blame you for wanting to bring an extra bag next time. Those are very pretty lamps! Great photos!

Have a great Sunday!

There ARE beautiful.

Oh my gosh, I LOVE shopping at places like this. How were the prices? I bet pretty good. I love the colors in these photos!

When I was in college, I worked in a bar called El Morocco and the owners had decorated the entire place with crafts they brought back from several trips over there (they had friends who lived there). I loved all the stuff they brought home. Great rugs too. What did you end up buying there (a future post, maybe?).

Amy:

Oh, man. I have a cousin who was born in Morocco, and she has such beautiful things from her childhood home. I'd love to go someday!

sandrac:

Oh Maria -- those lamps are stunning! I'm sure you wondered, though, how on earth you could get one home! Carry-on, perhaps?

They are beautiful. You would probably need a specialized suitcase to transport one of those lamps. Do they ship?

Beautiful lamps! But, yeah, how do you transport them home?

Barb Cabot:

I love the warm colors and the way they give off such a nice light. I'm telling Jane to check out this post as she's going to Morrocco this summer.

Jane:

Maria, I love your posts on Morocco as we will be there next July. You make my anticipation soar! I just went back to your Sicily archives. You took me right back there with your photos. Thanks for both a trip to the future and a memory replay. You're a time machine for me.:-)

Thank you everyone for your nice comments. I appreciate every single one. Here are the answers to some of the questions:

Annie, I don't know the price of the lamps because I never asked but they couldn't be too expensive. The only items that were a bit pricey in the souks were the rugs and leather bags. I will post a photo of my purchases soon. How cool to have worked in a bar with a Moroccan decor.

Sandra, the only way to transport any of those lamps is in the check luggage compartment. If boxed, it would exceed the carry-on size limit.

Girasoli, I doubt very much the shops at the souk ship items overseas. They are small outlets and most seemed to be owned by a family.

Chiocciola, I think the only way to take one home is in a box and check it as luggage.

Jane, I didn't know you were planning a trip to Morocco! Is Casey also going or is he staying in Italy with his friends? If he's going he will have an amazing adventure! I can picture him mesmerized by the snake charmers and storytellers.

Thank you for your kind words about my pictures from Sicily. So glad to hear that you enjoyed seeing them again. I smiled when I read your “time machine” comment. ;)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Maria, I wanted to stop by to say that I was thinking of you as the big day is drawing near.

Take care!

Jane:

Maria, yes, Casey is going. We are going with a very good friend--Casey calls him Uncle Benny--who is from Morocco and still has family there. He promised Casey a camel ride.

I love your entries subsequent to this one. You add so much to the anticipation.

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