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Aug 11 2014

Lock Shopping in Marrakech

This is not the first time I’ve shopped for locks in Marrakech (here are some photos from the last time), but today our guide (Abdou) led us through the haddadine (metalworkers’ souk), and I stumbled upon two craftsmen that make THE MOST AMAZING LOCKS.  I bought a padlock so I was able to take lots of photos of one of the shops.  Check them out!

Locks 1

Locks 2

Locks 3

Locks 4

Locks 8

Locks 5

He had some amazing small doors as well…

Locks 6

Locks 7

If you’re looking for a beautiful lock of your own, here is Ahmed’s card:

Locks 9

10 Responses to “Lock Shopping in Marrakech”

  1. Cda says:

    Amazing work
    The US has lost a lot of its crafters

  2. Gia says:

    Gorgeous! You must have been so excited to have “stumbled” upon this.

  3. Alec says:

    The Locks in pictures 4 & 5 are beautiful!

  4. Andy says:

    I want one too! 🙂

  5. Chuck says:

    Thank you for sharing your adventure with us!

  6. anon says:


    Did you buy anything? I see a couple of things I would’ve bought.


  7. Nick says:

    Nice blacksmithing thaat is really what is he thas for work and is a beutiful craftsmanship Cda is right is not many people knw how to do it on US you can find people on CBA. Calfornia blacksmith association

  8. Ron Richter says:

    wonder whats up with the pentagrams on that bronze window ‘frame’…

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