Our wonderful backpacks are perfect for bike rides to the market! Double leather straps across the top keep it secure, with adjustable leather shoulder straps. 14x18
The Classic French market basket-- our signature design, now wildly popular! Our sturdy market tote is handwoven from date palm leaf, with a double-woven top edge for extra sturdy finish....
Lovely set of three storage baskets, hand woven from water reed and trimmed with leather. Small, 5x15x10. Medium 7x17x12. Large 9x19x14
This simple open weave basket, handwoven from date palm leaf, if great for around the house, in the garden, on trips to the market, or to the beach. 8x15, though...
A sophisticated market basket, smaller and more of purse size, it is finished with lovely leather trim and long leather handles. 10hx28 at top
Simple tote, great for storage or market with long handles for over-the-shoulder (a surprise from our supplier!). Leather straps wrap around the bottom of the bag, for a classic look,...
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.
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.
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...