The Majorelle Gardens are perhaps the most famous and beautiful botanical
gardens in Marrakesh. The gardens were designed by the expatriate French
artist Jacques Majorelle in 1924, during Morocco's colonial period when the
country was governed by France. Nowadays, Majorelle's art is largely
forgotten nevertheless the garden that he created is his creative
legacy. In addition to this botanical he also developed a special shade of bold
cobalt blue colouring which he has used extensively in the gardens and its buildings.
This colour is named after him, namely Majorelle Bleu.
The gardens have been open to the public since 1947 and from 1980 were famously
owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge and they can be visited on most days.
After Saint-Laurent died in 2008 his ashes were interred in a peaceful corner of the gardens
The garden now also houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakesh, the museum collection
includes North African textiles from Saint-Laurent's personal collection as
well as ceramics, jewellery, and paintings by Majorelle.
Please enter our gallery to taste a brief flavour of the beauty within The Majorelle
Gardens of Marrakesh.
Marrakesh - the Crossroads of Culture and Style
Morocco has been at the crossroads of cultures and styles for centuries. The Marrakesh style offers the possibility of eclecticism and at the same time its also extremely diverse. The range of possibilities using Moroccan goods is endless. The vital thing about Moroccan style and the reason it has such enduring appeal, is that it engages each of the five senses. Sight is clearly apparent in all products rich colours and textures. Then there is the sense of touch, the softness of a rug or the delicate carvings on a vase or lantern. Also smell, which can come from scented candles, leather work, or the herbs and complex spices used in tagine cooking. If these aromas are infused in a room, you are already transported somewhere else. It is decor that appeals to all the senses and its worth bearing this effect in mind, when you are buying for your home or maybe choosing a gift for friends and family. Marrakesh, it has been literally at the Crossroads of Cultures and Styles for centuries.
Marrakesh Trading Over the Centuries
Nestled at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, is Marrakesh, the ancient capital of the Almohades and today it is still an oasis in the middle of the desert. Marrakesh has always been a creative city. Over the centuries and up until the modern day, craftsmen, architects, painters and sculptors have gathered using their skills to build and furnish the magnificent palaces, mosques, gardens and riads that make up Marrakesh.
Here at Marrakesh Trading we live and breathe the goods of Morocco. Moroccan Furniture is our business, Moroccan lighting we have in our own homes, Moroccan ceramics we use every day. From tables and chairs, to mirrors, and bowls, platters and plates, we appreciate the excellent quality and beauty of the wide range the goods that are produced in Marrakesh. If you can visit Marrakesh the best way to see the creative and industrious skills of the Moroccan artisans is in the souks of the Marrakesh Medina. If you are unable to visit the delights of the souks yourself then we are confident that we are able to provide you with an opportunity to view and buy the goods that they offer at the same price that they charge in Morocco.
We have a passion for Moroccan ceramics. We supply bowls, plates, platters, ashtrays, vases, and tagines all at different sizes, colours, and design. We are the UKs major suppliers of authentic, Moroccan terracotta, hand-made tagines. All of the tagines in our tagine range can be used for cooking on the hob or in the oven; so as well as looking beautiful and being eminently functional, they are the lowest priced Moroccan tagines available to purchase in the UK.
All of the tagines in our tagine range can be used for cooking; so as well as being attractively designed and aesthetically pleasing theyre also functional. We love tagines. We have been importing them directly into the UK from Marrakesh for over 10 years now, and the tagines that we stock are simply the best quality cooking tagines that Morocco makes. Moroccans take tagine cooking and eating very seriously and these tagines are considered to be of the highest quality. The clay used to make these tagines is sourced from the Fez area of Morocco. The clay from Fez is renowned for its strength, its durability, and its heat conduction abilities, all factors that contribute to the overall high-quality of the tagines that we sell. We also sell a wide range of tagine spices, blended by professional, UK based spice experts. Our range of spice blends also extends to supplying the diverse range of spices required for Yotam Ottolenghis recipes. Please enter and browse our goods.
The goods and wares of the Marrakesh artisans are available for your home at Marrakesh Trading.