Souss Massa pottery: Ali Baba's cave
Just over 30 minutes from the Jardin aux Etoiles , this Ali Baba cave called "Souss Massa Complex" is of undeniable interest. There are quantities of Moroccan crafts, from tagines to lamps of all kinds, including ashtrays and egg cups. What makes Souss Massa so original, however, is a high-quality pottery workshop, whose objects are exported abroad.
From your rented riad, you can access this giant shop by taking the airport and, at the roundabout of Aît Melloul, by turning left, in the direction of Tiznit. We take this new four-lane expressway to the town of Sidi Bibi. Our Ali Baba cave appears shortly after this locality, to the right of the road. We are here not far from the ocean and Tifnit beach.
From tagines to goatskin lamps, tadelakt dishes to pedestal tables decorated with metal, you can find almost all possible and imaginable objects, sometimes a little crowded, in several large rooms on two floors.
The most fascinating is the pottery, located in the back of the shop, after an interior courtyard. You will be kindly shown to visit it if you ask. If you are lucky you will see a potter at work, like in Kasbat Souss . The land comes from Safi or Tafraout, or even from the nearby Souss river. Pottery, and in particular lanterns and sconces, are among the most beautiful pieces that can be found in Morocco.
Claim your rental at the Jardin aux Etoiles and you will get the best prices! Or ask Moulay Hafid to accompany you to the Souss Massa Complex.
Terracotta from the Star Garden from Souss Massa
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