Fez or Fes ,the second largest city in the interior of the country.
I came to know of Jessica's Etsy store, Morocco Bling when she joined my Twitter community and delighted me with her creations.
Using a glorious mixed media approach, her handmade jewelry showcases some of the traditional items used in North African clothing.
Her choker designs from her "Run Away with Me" collection are bold and eye-catching.
Versions of traditional hand woven buttons feature prominently in her jewelry designs as they do in real life djellabas (long outer robe with full sleeves) and kaftans. Jessica explains this decorative art form was introduced to North Africa by Jewish tailors.
Jessica is a trained visual artist so her exotic locale is a rich feast for her creative soul. She finds the experience of living in North Africa both a privilege and a huge challenge at times. She says, "All in all, never a dull moment and life enriching."
She can ship her items everywhere but adds, " Please be patient with the speed of Moroccan postal service, a country of great talent for agreeable dawdling."
Some armchair travel pictures of Morocco :
City of Fez via Wikipedia
Architecture of Fez via Wikipedia
Leather tanning in Fez via Wikipedia
Gate of the Jdid quarter, Fez via Wikipedia
Knitted caps and carpets, Marrakech, Morroco by vtveen via Flickr
Shop selling traditional clothing in Marrakech via Wikipedia
Before You Go:
- How Bali Beads are Made
- Malaysian Bead Work and Traditional Costumes
- Where Freshwater Pearls Come From
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