Sunday, November 14, 2010

Moroccan Pottery - Collecting

In 2003, I went on a trip with my family to Morocco. I didn’t realize how much I would love exploring the labyrinthine bazaars and haggling with the vendors even in the 110 degree heat. I brought a duffle bag just in case. It’s a good thing, because I ended up filling it with unique treasures and I worked really hard for them!


Amidst the wall of blue-patterned plates is a brown plate that was a gift from Bulgaria, some wooden spoons that I bought in Romania, and a small piece from Sushipot. Pictured above are two bowls, my favorite pieces from this memorable trip. They are placed prominently in my kitchen, and I love looking at them everyday. I also use their designs as a source for my paintings.


8 comments:

  1. Wow. These pottery pieces have such intricate patterns. I can see why you withstood the Moroccan heat to obtain this beautiful collection!! Thanks for the mention too :)

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  2. Totally gorgeous pottery. Who could blame you for wanting to bring some home... :D

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  3. They are absolutely beautiful. I look forward to visiting your site often.

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  4. this pottery is fantastic! Love the pairing of blue and white - always makes for a classic piece.

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  5. Thanks everyone! This was a fun post. Someday, I hope to go back again with my haggling skills and another empty duffle bag.

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  6. Hi there, love the blue plates. I'm going to Morocco later this year. What should I expect to pay for the blue pottery? Just trying to get an idea of how much I need to haggle. Karen

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  7. Hi Karen- I honestly don't remember how much I actually spent as this was several years ago. Take charge! It's a good way to control what you are spending. Whatever price the vendors name for you start by cutting it in half. They will expect to bring up the price a little from there with some back and forth. Just beware that you are getting the real thing though....from what I hear, nowadays, there are items from China making their way into the bazaars.

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  8. Hi Kim, Thanks for your quick reply. OK, I'll be strong and hold firm!... At least I'll try my best ;) Looking forward to my trip in December and picking up a lot of goodies! Karen

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