Having very close relations with morocco for many years,It seemed to obvious step to take.
Now thanks to our much appreciated customers it's growing steadily every day.
We are based in Tarifa,Spain.
Tarifa,on the southern coast of spain, the most southern point of europe. Although in Spain,Tarifa's closest city is Tangiers, Morocco.
With only 14k of water (the Straits of Gibraltar) between them.
Trade between the two towns and the rest of europe as existed since the start of time.
Moroccan contact and great freind.
Many items are shiped direct from our warehouse in morocco,keeping our prices as low and competitive as possible.If you can't find what your looking for,please contact-us
All our products are Handcrafted by traditional moroccan craftsmen,Above is a traditional wood loom where most of our carpets are made.Right craftsman working on a rug.Its takes many hours to make a small rug and can take days even weeks to make a larger intricate designed carpet.
All designs start in the mind of the craftsman therefore every carpet or rug is slightly different,making everyone unique.
After a hard day at the office.
Shop Morocco is quickly becoming the #1 seller of Tagines on the internet.
The Tagine is our #1 product.
Tagines come in many different shapes and sizes,Cooking Tagines,Serving Tagines and Decorative Tagines.The Tagine as become a specialist product for Shop Morocco, We are continually adding Tagines to our stock.If you can't find the Tagine your looking for please don't hesitate to contact us
Shop Morocco the Tagine Specialist.
The Moroccan Tagine
Tagine is the Moroccan name for a cooking pot,one pot in particular has claimed this name as it's own. The Tagine is made from clay and has a conical lid. It comes in 100s of different sizes and shapes.
Tagines were originally and still today used by the Twarg. The Twarg people are nomads roaming the Moroccan desert.The tagines versatility makes it the ideal cooking implement,being a portable oven,cooking pot and serving dish all in one.The traditional way to cook with a tagine is on a charcoal brazier also made of clay.
The Tagines of today are normally glazed although you can still buy traditional clay Tagines,these are more rustic and need treating before use,to seal the pot and to take away the initial tase of earth.To do this you need a mixture of cooking oil and chopped onions,coat the inside of the Tagine with the mixture.Then leave about a 1/3 of a cup in the Tagine.
Place theTagine in the oven or hob, on a low flame and leave for 1-2 hours.Let the Tagine cool naturally.Never place a hot Tagine on a cold surface and always cook on a low heat.
The very nature of a Tagine is to cook slowly the conical lid acts like a oven to retain the heat,which not only prevents the food from drying out,but allows a slow infusion of flavors throughout the dish.Tagine cooking is by far the most simple and healthy way to cook.All the flavors and goodness stays in the pot.
Moroccan spices are an article in itself, There are several suitable for Tagine.If your lucky enough to pass Morocco.Ask for Tagine spice,this is normally a local mix and varies slightly.Most probably a little of everything.The contribution to food is unbelievable.
Tagines not only come in various sizes and shapes,but also in types.up to now we've only talked about cooking Tagines,functionally the most important but it doesn't stop here.You can use the base of your cooking Tagine to serve food.And strait from the oven its the best way.In fact most Moroccans eat this way using only bread to scoop up the food.There is a vast variety of serving Tagines.From as small as 7cm suitable for sauces etc, to full sizes of 30cm plus.
Serving Tagines are normally very decorative,hand painted with traditional designs.They present your meal perfectly adding decoration to the table. The conical lid keeps food warm and protected.
Tagines have also become a object of decoration,Ornamental or Decorative Tagines.The very shape of a Tagine makes it a focal point be it in the kitchen or living room.Ornamental Tagines can be very decorative.Sometimes adorned with Silver or Gold.Thousands of colorful designs.These Tagines also make great storage jars.Be it for jewelery or loose change,the uses are never ending.
Argan oil, is the product extracted from the nuts of the argan tree, which grows almost exclusively in Morocco. The oil, reffered to as Liquid Gold. Is said to have restorative and age-defying effects. It has become one of the latest miracle ingredients in the beauty industry. Due to high levels of Vitamin E and saponins, which soften the skin and essential fatty acids, it is has been proved to help all sorts of skin conditions: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema. It can help to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin's water lipid layer and it also cools and soothes inflammation. Its antioxidant properties help to neutralise free radicals. Yet it does all this quite naturally.
Moroccans use it on their skin, hair, nails and even their babies.
To get the maximum benefit from argan you should take it internally as well. It contains twice as much vitamin E as olive oil and is rich in antioxidants.Argan Health contains eight essential fatty acids and also rare plant sterols with anti-inflammatory properties, so it's beneficial for arthritic or rheumatic conditions.The oil has a delicious nutty taste and is best used as a salad dressing, or drizzled over pasta – the health-giving properties are lost if it's heated, drizzling it over salads and couscous, or using it to make amlou, a tahinilike spread of the oil, almonds and honey.
The Amazigh Moroccan women use Argan oil as a beauty product for hair and body care.Argan cosmetic, Rich in vitamin E, argan oil is a natural antioxidant, revitalizas the skin and as anti aging propeties. Major laboratories use it as an essential element for creams, shampoos, soaps, and it has proven effective as a component of several drugs.
Body and facial care: apply oil of argan by massage. If your skin is very tight, do not hesitate to your coat the body before taking your bath.
On hair: Massage and leave for 30 minutes before making a mild shampoo, For beautiful hair.
Nails: Soak them for several minutes in a bath of argan oil.
At Shop Morocco all our Argan products are produced in Morocco by the Adaguen cooperative.The Moroccan Adaguen cooperative is specialized in the production and marketing of Argan oil. It was born in 2000, Members of the cooperative are Moroccan women wishing to develop their skills and their social-economic situation, The realization of the products and qualifications meet international standards .