Saturday, 14 March 2015

Essaouria, Morocco

...just returned from Morocco

We spent three wonderful days in Essaouria

The Medina Walls

Rough seas crashed against and went over the medina walls!

The small Fleet

The weather was hot and very windy.
We stayed at the  Riad le Grand Large in the Medina, excellent, definitely ticks all the boxes. 

Third floor of the Riad

From the third floor looking up to the terrace

Waiting for the weather

Although most of the fishing boats were unable to go out some fish was still landed

Gulls after scraps

Fresh fish on the quay

So we were able to have fresh sardines for lunch at our favorite restaurant Safran in the Old Grain Market

Lunch at Safrans
 For Irish can fly Ryanair Dublin to Marrakesh twice a week. The Supratours coaches opperate from Marrakesh to Essaouria six times daily has many places to stay including the Riad le Grand Large

Monday, 9 March 2015

Wearable Art... Moroccan inspired Jewellery

Wearable Art

'Rissani' Necklace and Earrings

As my inspiration for this set I used a beautiful piece of polished rock from the Tahiri Fossil Museum, Rissani, Morocco.

I used silk yarn to wrap cotton jersey material to make the necklace and wrapped aluminum wire to make the tendrils and the earrings.

The earrings measure 5 cms. from hook. The hooks are silver plated, nickle free.

The necklace measures 51cms. end to end and is fastened with a silver plated hook and ring.

If you would like to know more about this museum or fossils in Morocco here are two links you may like to follow.....