The Majorelle Gardens are one of 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
masterpiece. In addition to this botanical legacy a special shade of bold
cobalt blue which he has used extensively in the gardens and its buildings
is named after him, namely Majorelle Bleu.
The gardens have been open to the public since 1947. The gardens have been
owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge, since 1980.
The garden also houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, whose collection
includes North African textiles from Saint-Laurent's personal collection as
well as ceramics, jewellery, and paintings by Majorelle.
Please enter to taste a brief flavour of the beauty within The Majorelle
Gardens of Marrakesh.
Moroccan Living - Marrakesh Style
We aim to do things differently at Marrakesh Trading. Unlike other online traders specialising in ethnic goods we actually have a city centre shop, this high street presence gives our customers the option of visiting us to view, touch and compare our goods. It shows that we mean business; we're not based in a bedroom in suburbia. We offer a professional service, it is always our aim to bring you the best quality goods, offering the broadest range possible, always at the lowest prices possible. All Wholesale Customers Are Always Welcome.
How do we do it? We personally travel to Marrakesh, where our permanent business partners actually include manufacturers of the goods that we stock.
We personally arrange shipping and transportation to the UK, direct from manufacturers effectively cutting out any middlemen.
There aren't any warehouse fees or commission based agents involved and this means prices can be kept low. So you, the customer, benefits and we can enjoy providing you with a first class service and product.
The Essence of Marrakesh Life
Nestled at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, is Marrakesh, the ancient capital of the Almohades and today still an oasis flowering in the middle of the desert. The mightiest of kings fought for it, a line of dynasties inherited it, commissioning sages, craftsmen, architects, painters and sculptors to build magnificent palaces, mosques, gardens and riads.
Here at Marrakesh Trading we live and breathe the goods of Morocco. Moroccan Furniture is our business, Moroccan lighting we have in our own home, Moroccan Ceramics we use everyday. From tables to chairs, mirrors, and bowls platters and plates we are surrounded by and are users of all the goods available from Moroccan artisans. The skills of the Moroccan Artisan vividly demonstrate the techniques used across the North African and Southern Mediterranean. One of the benefits that we are able to bring to you is our ability to source any product that is made in Morocco: this facility is particularly useful for interior designers looking to fulfill that difficult brief: basically, show us an image of a North African item and we guarantee to be able to source it for you. We work with and supply caterers, interior designers, corporate event teams, and restauranteurs. The most stringent briefs are met, on time, and within budget.
The benefits that we are able to pass on to our customers are based on our relationships with our permanent business partners in Marrakesh, these include manufacturers, and facilitators. We specialise in supplying Zellige ceramic tiles and Zellige borders. Professional tilers and their customers acknowledge the skill and workmanship involved in the manufacturer of Moroccan tiles and we are able to supply hand-chiselled, encaustic, pre-assembled, and hand-painted tiles for the bathroom, kitchen, or floor use. We are expanding and concentrating on specific ranges which include tagines as well as ceramic tiles and their supply.
All of the tagines in our tagine range can be used for cooking; so as well as being attractively designed and aesthetically pleasing they're also functional. Browse our range of hand-painted tables. Look at the marquetry and paint skills that the artisan applies to our side-tables. These make amazing occasional tables in any room. So please feel free to enjoy the wares that we offer and please feel free to contact us with any questions, which we are happy to assist with, from both personal and professional shoppers.
The goods and wares of the Marrakesh artisans are now available for your home, your design project or your event.