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Handmade Market Tote Basket Backpack
Backpack $80.00
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French Market Basket
French Market Basket $55.00
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Leather trimmed storage baskets
Leather trimmed storage baskets $195.00
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Orange Tote
Orange Tote From $60.00
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Simple Open Weave
Simple Open Weave $60.00
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Small leather trimmed market basket
Small leather trimmed market basket $70.00
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Tiny Purse
Tiny Purse $50.00
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Tote with leather
Tote with leather $65.00
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Medina's Core Beliefs

Medina Mercantile offers high quality, well designed goods for your home and lifestyle.  We are committed to working with artisans around the world, and in the United States, to support artists and crafts people directly.  We look for products that are beautiful, primarily, and beautifully made, but we don't buy anything that is not made with the highest integrity-- our overseas suppliers work with women's collectives in Bangladesh, farmer artisan weavers in Morocco, and local artists close to our home in the Blue Ridge of Virginia.

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Bursting with Spring Baskets!

April 07, 2016

Our warehouse is finally full to the brim with market baskets and totes, palm and water reed, storage and home baskets, beach and travel bags!  After weeks of waiting for our container to cross the ocean and wend its way through customs, we have gotten our first Spring shipping out, and are so happy to look at our full shelves.   We have gotten back in stock many styles we have not had for a while-- our market basket selection is the biggest for many years, including our zippered leather top market basket, great for more security and privacy, and our super cute little market purse.

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Moroccan Mint Tea

December 08, 2015

Mint Tea is vital to the social life of Morocco- a quick visit leads to trays of mint gunpowder tea heaped with sugar. Mint leaves are carted around Marrakesh precariously heaped being donkeys. Traditionally, tea glasses are made in Fez from recycled coke bottles, the regional style of glass. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon loose Chinese gunpowder green tea5 cups boiling water3 to 4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste1 large bunch fresh mint (1 ounce)Special equipment : a 1- to 1 1/2-quart teapot PREPARATION Put tea in teapot and pour in 1 cup boiling water, then swirl gently to warm pot and rinse tea. Strain out and discard water, reserving tea leaves in pot.Add remaining 4 cups boiling water to tea and...

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