lunes, 15 de diciembre de 2014

Foundouk Chejra



There are many markets outside the medina of Tanger. A favorite but not so well known is Foundouk Chejra, built at the beginning of the twentieth century at the time of the international status of Tanger, a colonial era when Tanger was ruled by different countries. All taking turn to manage the city. Traditionally, Foundouk Chejra had a open ground-floor courtyard where people from all over the region came to sell their foodstuffs and artisan. Times change and nowadays the court yard is covered and vendors in tiny stalls sell everything you could imagine from pots and pans to flowery tea sets from China. The upper floor is a different story.


The upper floor is dedicated to the production of textiles, Origionaly the upper gallery was rooms where travellers could stay for the night. Each room is a seperate enterprise most operating with Hand made looms. The workshops hold one to two looms with a second one on a windowless mezzanine just above. The looms are activated by foot and the spools thrown from one side to the other by hand. Primative as it may be to modern standards, it's quite amazing the quality of rugs and garments that come out of this place. At Shop Morocco we buy direct from many of these workshops, keeping this ancient trade alive. Below are some of the fantastic clothes they make.







sábado, 13 de diciembre de 2014

Argan the rarest oil.


A professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Philip Steig, Ph.D., M.D. said “experts are hailing the benefits of Argan oil as the newest super food. As a rule of thumb, about 30% of your diet should come from fat, no more than ¼ from saturated fats such as meat and butter.” The rest should come from healthier, mono- and polyunsaturated fats”
Established sources of these healthy fats include:

•             Nuts
•             Fish
•             Sesame oil
•             Sunflower oil
•             Canola oil
•             Olive oil

Argan oil out does every single one of these food sources. The benefits of Pure Organic Argan oil, when applied to the skin or taken internaly. Have been proven to be both healing and anti-aging. The active natural ingredients in argan oil are impressive, They include:  Tocopherols, Squalene,  Carotenes, Sterols and  Phenolic antioxidants.
Argan oil is without doubt, One of the Rarest and Most Unique Oils in the World. Isn’t it comforting to know there’s a natural anti-ageing product, that isn’t full of chemicals?




Traditionally, Argan oil has been used topically to:

•             Protect against and heal skin infections
•             Clear up acne
•             Ease eczema
•             Hasten recovery from chicken pox
•             Heal cracks and burns

jueves, 27 de noviembre de 2014

Slimming massage oil

Thi New Slimming massage oil, from Shop Morocco  by Malak Bio. Is Argan oil based and formulated to stimulate blood circulation, dispel the effects of fatigue and muscle cramps. It is a powerful venous tonic. Lightness of movement of the legs and arms are felt immediately.

It's easy to use, just massage 2 - 3 times a day in the required area. Massage deep with friction for quick stimulating  action, that lasts long after the massage.

Composition;
  • Organic Argan oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Corn oil
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Rosemary oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Natural preservative
  • Vitamin E

* The perfect Chrismas gift.

Don't forget! You get a Free Argan soap with every Argan Order!!


miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2014

Beautiful, colourful womens djellaba,

 


This quality garment is finished to a high standard.made
with a mixture of fabrics. embroidered cuffs, hem, neck and buttons. The perfect summer djellaba colourful and classy.
This is a limited edition so there is only a few available.
 








viernes, 10 de enero de 2014


This vitalizing Argan cream by Adaguen is 100% natural and is radical in the preventing signs of skin aging, by accelerating cellular oxygenation and renewal. Use daily for a firmer, smoother skin and a protected healthy glowing complexion, with ultra-soft and silky texture. The cream of Argan is perfect as a make-up base. 


Argan cream is developed from natural 100% pure oil of argan, A real nourishing nectar it will bring you an intense hydration with the exceptional virtues of argan oil. Your skin will feel relaxed, restructured and strengthened. This wonderful cream is particularly suited for mature skins. Argan oil is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and healing properties. Experts believe that argan oil can help with many skin conditions like dry skin, wrinkles, psoriasis, eczema and even acne. The women of Morocco have sworn by the power of argan oil for years, which probably explains why it’s much pricier than similar oils like olive oil, walnut oil and avocado oil. But if argan oil is bound to aid in troublesome skin, isn’t it worth it?

sábado, 18 de febrero de 2012

lunes, 4 de abril de 2011

Argan Oil


All our Argan products are produced in Morocco by the Adaguen cooperative.The Moroccan Adaguen cooperative is specialized in the production and marketing of Argan oil. It was born in 2000, Members of the cooperative are Moroccan women wishing to develop their skills and their social-economic situation, The realization of the products and qualifications meet international standards Argan oil is well known for it's anti-ageing properties, Due to high levels of Vitamin E and saponins, which soften the skin. It can help to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin's water lipid layer and it also cools and soothes inflammation. Its antioxidant properties help to neutralise free radicals. Yet it does all this quite naturally. It is known as the Tree of Life. For centuries it's been a well-kept secret known only to the Berber women who use it to nourish their skin, hair and nails. They also use it to soothe dry eczema, acne and psoriasis and stretch marks. To get the maximum benefit from argan you should take it internally as well. It contains twice as much vitamin E as olive oil and is rich in antioxidants. It contains eight essential fatty acids and also rare plant sterols with anti-inflammatory properties, so it's beneficial for arthritic or rheumatic conditions. The oil has a delicious nutty taste and is best used as a salad dressing, or drizzled over pasta – the health-giving properties are lost if it's heated.

lunes, 21 de marzo de 2011

Shakira

Shakira looking good in a Moroccan Gandora We have many excellent Gandoras to choose from at Shop Morocco You too can look as cool as Shakira this summer for less than €20

jueves, 24 de febrero de 2011



This eligant Djellaba is lightweigh, made with several materials. It is heavily striped with lighter checks.

Only €18.99
From Shop Morocco




The Djellaba, a typical robe that you cannot miss from the very first few seconds after arriving in Morocco. According to the many people we have met who have professed to be experts in many areas, there are three basic types of djellaba for men and two basic everyday options for women. For both sexes, the machzania or "government" djellaba is the most common throughout the country. For the men, there are also the northern and the southern djellaba, and for the women there is the kaftanlamic religion of Morocco is also a key factor in the way that Moroccan people dress. The djellaba covers the whole body and is therefore an acceptable modest outfit.






martes, 9 de noviembre de 2010

The Moroccan babouche slipper


The Moroccan babouche is a very durable and comfortable leather slipper.Traditionally worn all over Morocco. Yellow is the traditional colour but the babouche also comes in many different colours. The traditional babouche has a pointed toe wereas the Berber babouche has a more rounded toe. The name babouche is also used for nearly all types of Moroccan slipper or shoe.
Hand Made:
At Shop Morocco we offer Traditional and berber babouches, Plus a wide range of hand made babouches. Our close friend Driss has been making babouches in his home town Tangiers, for more than 40 years. His skill and craftmanship is unbeatable. Now working close with Shop Morocco, Driss makes babouches to order.

Perfect gift:
Slippers have been a traditional gift for many years especialy at Christmas, The hand made berber babouche is the perfect gift, warm, comfortable and durable. They look good too.

jueves, 2 de septiembre de 2010



Argan oil is well known for it's anti-ageing properties, Due to high levels of Vitamin E and saponins, which soften the skin. It can help to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin's water lipid layer and it also cools and soothes inflammation. Its antioxidant properties help to neutralise free radicals. Yet it does all this quite naturally.
It is known as the Tree of Life. For ­­centuries it's been a well-kept secret known only to the Berber women who use it to nourish their skin, hair and nails. They also use it to soothe dry eczema, acne and psoriasis and stretch marks.
To get the maximum benefit from argan you should take it internally as well. It contains twice as much vitamin E as olive oil and is rich in antioxidants. It contains eight essential fatty acids and also rare plant sterols with anti-inflammatory properties, so it's beneficial for arthritic or rheumatic conditions.
The oil has a delicious nutty taste and is best used as a salad dressing, or drizzled over pasta – the health-giving properties are lost if it's heated. Shop Morocco

jueves, 11 de febrero de 2010


The Moroccan people dress in the traditional robes that have been used in Morocco for centuries.The most universally seen local garments is the djellaba, a loose-fitting outer robe that men and women pull over their garments.