Older entries: 2018

Moroccan Rugs: Vintage rugs - Pt 2

Moroccan Rugs: Vintage rugs - Pt 2

In the first part of this blog I talked about how the process of rug-making started in Morocco among tribal women as a result of the abundance of wool available to them from their sheep-herding communities. Weaving was an activity the women could do whilst the men were out working in the fields so as to provide comfort and warmth for their own homes. They also sometimes made rugs as wedding gifts for members of their families.

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Kathy

Moroccan Rugs: An Overview - Pt 1

Moroccan Rugs: An Overview - Pt 1

When asked to write a blog about Moroccan rugs for Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp Morocco, it was difficult for me to know where to start. I’ve had a keen interest in Moroccan rugs for several years now and the more I study their background, the more I appreciate the creativity involved in producing them.

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Kathy

It's all about the Food! - Part 2

It's all about the Food! - Part 2

Having already taken into account the two main staple foods of Morocco, namely tagine and couscous, with all their variations in recipe, we move on to the lesser known foods eaten locally. Cuisine in North Africa is very varied - although one would be led to believe by recipe books and magazines that tagine and couscous are the only things eaten by Moroccan people. Let’s explode a few myths.

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Kathy

It's all about the Food! - Part 1

It's all about the Food! - Part 1

Often cited as being the gateway between Africa and Europe, Morocco has garnered an excellent reputation for its cuisine, and blending its traditional Moroccan cooking with that of its European counterparts has only served to enhance that reputation. Traditional Moroccan cuisine is a true feast for the senses.

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Kathy

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The magnificent dunes of Erg Chigaga

The magnificent dunes of Erg Chigaga

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp from the dunes

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp from the dunes

A sea of sand

A sea of sand