In Morocco, practically everything for the home is made to order. Furniture, divan cushions, bedding, curtains, carpets, etc. Today Idriss and I wandered by a plaster shop which specializes in decorative moldings, which are popular and prolific here. They can be used on doorways, ceilings, windows and so on. Anywhere you can think of, really.
I really love how Moroccans still work with traditional craftsmen, often carrying on the family business, to create these elements for their homes. It's so special compared to the experience of shopping at a megastore. And it's the norm here - it's not the expensive way of doing things, it's the only way.
Views of the exterior and interior of the shop, which has a fancy ceiling, too.
The man who works there shows us how the plasters are made using a silicone mold - very high tech!
This material goes into the plastic to make it sturdy. I think it's from the same plant used to weave farmer's market baskets.
I think this middle molding is my favorite...wouldn't it be fabulous to decorate a house using these?