This post is proudly sponsored by one of my all time favorite places to shop for my nest, Cost Plus World Market. All opinions stated in this post are my own.
This month, World Market® is re-launching its CRAFT program to become a single-region focused collection of artisan crafts beginning with Morocco.
Already well-known for its unique and authentic imported crafts and decorative accessories from around the world, this new program is an extension of a belief that has been with the company since its beginnings as an imported goods store in San Francisco in 1958.
Almost like walking through a souk or bazaar, this capsule collection contains over 60 items from the Moroccan cities of Fez, Marrakesh, and Safi and includes pottery, hand painted accent furniture, woven baskets, poster prints, slippers, and more. Highlights of the offerings include a Star Accent Table that has been hand crafted and painted by a master artisan in Marrakesh. The hand painted designs on three accent tables from the collection date back to the Almoravid and Merinide dynasties. The coastal city of Safi, Morocco is known as the “Pottery Capital of Morocco,” and customers can find unique, handmade pieces crafted by skilled artisans using techniques that have passed down through multiple generations.
Several woven baskets with vibrant colors are included in the collection. Woven by women in the Atlas Mountains, a mountain range in Maghreb, these baskets are used to store anything from household goods to the traditional round flat bread known as khobz. The collection would not be complete without a few accessory items including the traditional Fez hat and Babouche slippers.
The new CRAFT program will change countries or regions every few months and gives World Market customers exposure to an area’s rich cultural history while discovering artisan crafts, which may inspire new global décor in the home or even travel abroad.
To see the entire CRAFT: Morocco collection and read more about the unique stories behind each item, go to www.worldmarket.com/morocco.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITES FROM THE COLLECTION
I love the bold colors and patterns in this collection. I tend to lean towards very earthy colors, but I could see any of these pieces making a beautiful statement with a pop of color in my home. I especially love the mint green hand painted spice rack. Such a unique piece to adorn your kitchen with. I wish I had enough wall space for one! I am so excited that World Market is bringing their CRAFT program to the store in this way, featuring special hand picked pieces from a specific region every few months that are created from the artisans there. A wonderful way for you to be able to bring a bit of culture into your home if you are not able to travel yourself to these beautiful places. Now I need to get a pair of those pink leather babouche shoes on my feet so I can pretend I am walking the cobblestone streets of Fez el Bali!