Potts Point, on the eastern fringe of Sydney, is home to an eclectic mix of creative souls, entrepreneurs and a surprising number of single women – who love the proximity to the city hub and nearby theatre, galleries and beaches. Trendy chrome and glass mixes with terraced houses and gracious apartment buildings that would not look out of place in New York. Shops, boutiques and restaurants abound and the streets are alive with people. A popular stop for tourists and locals alike, is The Potts Point Galleries at 67 Macleay Street.
After recommendations from a friend, we approached manager Nino and owner Brett, about the possibility of obtaining a shop within The Potts Point Galleries and a relationship was born! From the moment you walk through the door you feel welcome as there is an ambience about this place.
Our ‘Shop 21’ is confined to a generous display cabinet allowing four shelves of our Moroccan treasures to be displayed. A mix of the wonderful black and white ceramics handcrafted in Fez; tribal jewellery and handbags; and vintage and modern objet d’art gathered on our journeys throughout Morocco, greet the visitor.
Currently we have a window display featuring lovely vintage pieces decorated with camel bone. The centrepiece of the collection is a magnificent Acacia wood Dowry Chest, ornately patterned with an eight pointed star, decorated with camel bone, filigree metal and red coral and lined with leather. A hexagonal glass topped side table with similar craftsmanship pairs with the Dowry chest and two stunning leather topped stools on ornately decorated legs, are also featured.
A display of Moroccan wares would not be complete without our including a Beni Ourain rug from the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. These rugs are hand woven by the Berber tribes women and are known for the black geometric designs woven into the soft sheep wool.
In April we are moving display cabinets within the gallery and promise to share with you even more interesting treasures from Morocco and beyond.
The Potts Point Galleries are open 10 – 6pm daily and really is an Aladdin’s cave of extraordinary goods. We look forward to seeing you at our ‘Shop 21’ in the near future!