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Leather trimmed storage baskets
Leather trimmed storage baskets $195.00
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Simple Open Weave
Simple Open Weave $60.00
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Sisal handled baskets
Sisal handled baskets From $55.00
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Small leather trimmed market basket
Small leather trimmed market basket $70.00
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Tiny Purse
Tiny Purse $55.00
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Tote with leather
Tote with leather $65.00
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Two/One Bowls
Two/One Bowls $28.00
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Two/One Vase
Two/One Vase $120.00
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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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Working moms. New moms. All the momma's.

May 08, 2017

Today I registered my son for soccer, followed up with customers, planned for our Fall season, lined up a lawn mowing job for my son, the budding entrepreneur, and considered what to do with my daughter when we go to NY Now in August.  There is no division, here, between our working and our personal lives, and that is true for all of us, in any field.   We have a lot of young families in our area, a lot of new babies born every year, and I, of course, give baskets to the new moms.  Not because I have so many lying around, but because they are so genuinely useful!  I always give our double handled French Market Basket,...

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Our sources

February 04, 2017

It has been an oddly warm winter this year- I think we have all noticed it.  Things feel pretty topsy-turvy in so many ways right now, big changes, curious shifts globally and ecologically and socially.  But we keep doing what we do, and what we love, and finding beautiful new things and appreciating the fine craftspeople and craft-work we are lucky enough to be surrounded by.

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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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