These beautiful pieces of silver jewelry found in the souks of Morocco are made throughout the country, from the cities of Marrakech and Casablanca to the villages of the Draa Valley.
The art of making silver jewelry is a very ancient Moroccan tradition. They have been producing jewelry by first extracting the silver from the ore for generations. The silver jewelry comes in many shapes and sizes from: Berber Bedoin bracelets, earrings, anklets and necklaces which are sometimes set with semiprecious stones, studs inlaid with enamels to natural amber and produce stunning and original works of art.
Among the most popular are heavy solid silver bracelets with deeply-etched designs which originate from the tradition of carpet making, where the extra weight of the bangle would help accelerate the hand holding the shuttle over the loom.