Medina shopping: Chefchaouen souvenirs
There are countless shops in Chefchaouen's ancient Medina selling a wide variety of desirable souvenirs, a few hours walking around the narrow streets will reveal local handcrafts for sale.
What to buy: The most common items are locally produced by villagers in the surrounding mountains, these can be Kaftans (wool jackets) djelabas (full length gowns) small rugs or carpets, blankets, ceramic pottery, antique silver jewellery, lampshades, ornamental plates and the distinctive Rif womans red and white striped skirts, the list is endless and can only be discovered by a Medina walkabout!
What to pay: As in other parts of Morocco, everything is negotiable, depending on the traveller's haggling skills, nobody ever expects to pay the first price stated, that is just a starting point!
The bargaining process in Chefchaouen is more relaxed and less stressful than in other Moroccan cities, many travellers prefer to wait until arriving in the Rif locality before buying their gifts and souvenirs.
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Small shop in the old town: Ali Baba's cave
This shop looked like Ali Baba's cave. They offered many interesting and lovely souvenirs, carpets, lamps, tea cups, etc.
What to buy: Anything!
What to pay: You have to bargain.
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