October 2014 – Latest Moroccan Treasures

Our latest container arrived recently from Morocco. It’s always a delight to see what we purchased and ordered so many months ago. And everything looks even better than we remember!We’re still unpacking, photographing and putting things on the website so please keep checking in to see our new stock.

What’s new?

Lots of colour!

We searched the souqs to find the wonderful ‘tbikas’ some of which are pictured here. We are also delighted with the beautifully hand-painted and enameled metal teapots we commissioned. Each one unique.Hand-painted teapots

We’ve had lots of requests over the last year to bring in more ‘babouches’ (Moroccan slippers or shoes). Sorry guys, but we only brought a stack for women. BabouchesA few samples can be seen here. We’re sorry to say we don’t have these on the website yet, but hope to soon.

We also have some hand-painted wood framed mirrors, beautiful tadelakt bowls with lids, sub-Saharan terracotta beaded heads and some stunning hand-painted ceramic hand basins made in Fes. Perhaps not so colourful, but beautiful and very stylish nevertheless, are our small wrought iron coffee tables.

What else?

hand-painted bowls from FesWe’re delighted with our new lantern range  – shukran Abdoul! Good quality and classical designs. Metal star lantern
We have lots of new mosaic tables, fabulous ceramics from Safi and Fes to suit all budgets, vintage aluminum trays, ottomans, serving and cooking tagines, decorative daggers, brass doorknockers, kilim cushions and tea glasses. We also have a limited supply of large ceramic wall tiles (40 x 25cm).

sub-Saharan terracotta beaded headsMetroscope is now stocking the sensational culinary argan oil imported to Australia by Mira’s Table. Come and have a taste.

Remember to  and you will get regular updates from us about Morocco, style ideas and happenings at Metroscope.

New opening hours

From now till the end of March we will be open on Saturdays from 10 to 5 and Sundays 11 to 5. Other times by appointment.

Online sales

Tea glasses, teapots, cushions, ottomans, babouches and the Images d’Orient range can be purchased directly online.Unfortunately we still haven’t sorted out the shipping issues for online sales on other items. However, we can ship almost everything anywhere in Australia and some things to New Zealand, Just ‘send an enquiry’ with your postcode and we’ll get back to you with a freight quote.

Moroccan travel hints

If you like drinking a cafe latte in Australia, order a nouss-nouss when in Morocco. A nouss-nouss means half-half so you get a shot of strong coffee and an equal shot of hot milk.

Wise visitors to Morocco will know and use the word ‘shukran’ (thank you). However visitors do not understand the common reply for Moroccans which is ‘la shukran, alla wajhib’ (no thanks required, it’s my duty.)