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About Silver Sahara

9 Rue Skala, Essaouira, Morocco

Silver Sahara features handmade, one-of-a-kind, hand-selected items sourced directly from indigenous Tuareg, Berber, and Amazigh artisans of Morocco and North Africa. We have shops located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts and in the vibrant seaside town of Essaouira, Morocco. 

In 2016, Carolina Cooney partnered with Moroccan merchant Mohamed El Fassi to bring his amazing goods worldwide exposure. All of Silver Sahara's products have been created by the friends and family of the El Fassi silversmiths of Zagora, Morocco, or have been passed down through generations of their Berber tribesman lineage. These offerings are supplemented by Carolina's regular trips to Morocco to source leather poufs, punched-metal lanterns, thuya wood creations, argan oil, Berber carpets and much more. Special requests are always welcome!

Silver Sahara was created to show deep gratitude to the beautiful country of Morocco and its high-spirited and talented people. We strive to abide by a sustainable fair-trade model: all sales on Silver Sahara help provide artisans with living wages, better working conditions, and technological training. It is our mission to ensure the continuation and worldwide appreciation of indigenous traditional craft techniques.

*We use recycled materials as much as possible in our shipments.*

Mohamed & Carolina