Essaouira - The woodshop
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Essaouira - The woodshop

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Inherited through the ages, and transmitted from father to son, woodworking is one of the most attractive traditional handcrafted art encountered in Morocco.

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A: Rug Corner

od Tom Mills, 30 meters away

Nice corner with lots of colorful Moroccan rugs for sale.

Rug Corner

B: Rug Alley

od Tom Mills, 120 meters away

Beautiful alley way with lots of colorful rugs on display

Rug Alley

C: Rug Alley 2

od Tom Mills, 120 meters away

Another panorama from alleyway I have coinde as 'rug alley' very impressive colored rugs for sale.

Rug Alley 2

D: Rue Laalouj

od Tom Mills, 160 meters away

Outside an attractive pottery shop along Rue Laalouj

Rue Laalouj

E: Narrow Alley Shops

od Tom Mills, 220 meters away

Very narrow alley with souvenirs galore.

Narrow Alley Shops

F: Fish Market

od Tom Mills, 220 meters away

Beautiful fresh fish from this local market in Essaouira. Tip: dont buy the day after a windy day as ...

Fish Market

G: Pottery Shop

od Tom Mills, 230 meters away

Lovely hand painted pots and bowls to buy in Essaouira

Pottery Shop

H: Pottery Shop 2

od Tom Mills, 230 meters away

Nice hand painted pots and ashtrays, great souveniers from Essaouira.

Pottery Shop 2

I: Jewellery shop

od Tom Mills, 250 meters away

A Jewellery shop along Sidi Mohamend Ben Abdallah.

Jewellery shop

J: Medina Wall

od Tom Mills, 270 meters away

In between a rampart on the medina city wall of Essaouira at sunset

Medina Wall

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