Life is an Adventure. We need to make the most of every moment and every opportunity we have been given. At short notice we decided the time was right to return to Morocco. Our goal this trip was to visit parts of Morocco that we were eager to explore. In search of tribal Jewellery and Objet d’Art, we enjoyed visiting new cities and having wonderful new experiences.
Morocco is a mystical country steeped in unique culture and landscape. A land full of surprises and of ancient wonders. We wanted to experience the craftsmen in their workshops. Wandering the labyrinth of narrow alleyways in the busy Souks, we saw a treasure trove of wonderful artisan made goods.
Risky Business – fun and adventure importing from Morocco When we initially sat upon the Iron ‘Scorpion’ sun lounger on the rooftop in our Riad in Marrakech, little did we know what lay ahead. In fact it would be such risky business. embarking on an adventure which would not be completed for many months. With the
Where should we go to buy leather goods? we asked our guide Moh from Berber Treasures. Wait until we reach Fez he answered and we were pleased we did!
Collecting has been described as an intellectual pleasure. The more research you undertake on each piece in your collection, will also make you more of an expert on the subject. Collecting can become addictive! You may find yourself searching antique shops and galleries, gift shops and online dealers in order to add to your collection. In Sydney, visit the Potts Point Galleries at 67 Macleay Street Potts Point, for inspiration to help you in being a Collector.
Black and White, always in fashion
Black and White has been used in Moroccan ceramic design, decor and fashion for centuries. Consequently, Black and White continues to add that dramatic element to aspects of modern day lives.
The Potts Point Galleries Sydney, Shop 21, 67 Macleay Street Potts Point is on the eastern fringe of Sydney.
Potts Point is home to an eclectic mix of creative souls, entrepreneurs and also a surprising number of singles who love the proximity to the city hub. Nearby are numerous theatres, galleries and beautiful beaches.
When we first had the idea of setting up Caravanserai Trading Company, the plan was that it would be purely an online business. We hadn’t initially considered Markets.
The idea of opening a “Pop Up” shop was exciting! After much searching, we selected a shop on William Street in trendy Paddington. On the cutest street filled with charming terrace houses. Wrought iron front fences and overhead balconies which display window boxes filled with colour, added to the charm. The majority of houses have been converted into trendy clothing and shoe boutiques, hair salons, a chocolatier and a gorgeous florist. A few of the houses are still private residences and we loved being greeted by the locals as we walked up the street to work each day, which made us feel a part of the Paddington community. The house at number 19 also offered a lovely space for us to present our first collection from Morocco.
Morocco is a feast for the senses! Food plays an important role in Moroccan life. The many stalls in the medina selling fresh meat and vegetables, sit side by side with other stalls displaying an incredible array of herbs and spices in rainbow colours.
Our journey continues… The name Marrakech is a Berber name, meaning ‘Land of God’. Marrakech is also known as a great trading centre. The old city or medina, of Marrakech is also encircled by red ramparts (walls) 2 metres thick and 8 – 9 metres high, which date back to the 12th century. This medina is home to some of the best souks in Morocco, which produce beautiful leatherwork, woodwork and carpets.
Welcome to Caravanserai Trading Company – We are excited to bring our love of Morocco to you through our online store.
Morocco was colonised by both the French and the Spanish and is an exotic place, with a magical, other-world feel. Walking the souks and meeting local craftsmen, we took the road less travelled to discover interesting and unique pieces.