Morocco is where it all started for Driftless Style. So many of our products come from a number of artisan groups throughout the country. We love bringing you truly one-of-a-kind beauties from this amazing culture.
Our gorgeous Moroccan pillows, handmade from high quality, natural yarns, come from the small village of Tameslouht in southern Morocco. The weaving and embroidery are done by men and women who have been brought up in their trades from a young age, some coming from the Tameslouht Street Children’s Centre. For them, working at this cooperative is a real reintegration experience.
The weaving in these blankets represents the story of three generations of artisans in the Bendaoud family. Finding inspiration in the long history of their craft, these artisans have been adding in contemporary designs and new colors to bring a contemporary feeling to their products. The look and feel of these blankets nod to the ambience of their shop located in the souks of Marrakech.
Ali has been skillfully embroidering ottomans out of the finest leather since 1996. From a very young age, he learned his craft in the shop of his teacher, and now operates out of his own shop in Marrakech.
Across Morocco, from Marrakech to Essaouira, you will find amazing women and men skilled in the art of basketry. Our particular baskets are made by such artisans, which are then brought to the market by Ayad and Hicham, who have become trusted intermediaries. From everyday storage and organization to a market tote, we have your basket needs covered!
Wood Household Goods
Lahcen has been in the business of making gorgeous household wood products for so long. He knows wood intimately and crafts some of our favorite products to hold and smell. Our lemon wood citrus juicer became a best-seller quickly and remains in that spot, for such good reason! And the new walnut serving sets are stunning. We love visiting with him when we are in Morocco as his spirit always serves as a balm in the midst of the busy-ness.
Morocco is certainly known for it's show-stopping rugs, and we do our best to bring a special + curated selection to the Cedar Valley. From the classic Beni-Ourains to the vintage Boujads, we have a broad selection that is a feast for the eyes!
One of our favorite days on a sourcing trip in Morocco is flea market day. We scour vintage markets to collect some amazing pieces. Moroccan carved doors + cabinets, side tables, and vintage brass + silver trays are some of what we've found and brought back to the Cedar Valley. Talk about adding a global flair to a space!
Half a world away, there is a terra cotta heaven full of the most beautiful pots! We carry a wide selection of artisan-made terra cotta for all of your plant needs.