Tribes of Morocco

Shopping, Design and interiors Lower East Side
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Tribes of Morocco
Although you might find similar Mediterranean-inspired home decor at Pier 1 Imports, nothing matches the authentic charm of handcrafted Moroccan goods at this cozy store. Tribes of Morocco first started in 1992, before closing in 2007, when owner Khalil Hafdy opened the now-shuttered Waffin Consignment Store on the Lower East Side. The concept of the revamped shop revolves around diverse design offerings unique to each region of Morocco, such as carpets from the Atlas Mountains ($75–$1,200), pottery from Safi ($35–$125) and tile work from Marrakech ($125–$600). The ornate products, sourced from Hafdy’s trips to the country, embellish the space with arabesque decadence. Dozens of hand-carved light fixtures, including sun-shaped iron-and-resin lamps ($175), tin-and-stained-glass star-shaped lamps ($65) and elaborate perforated-brass installments ($1,500), dangle from the ceiling. Against the teal-and-orange-painted walls, blue wooden shelves display both serving plates ($35–$95) and hand-painted decorative pottery ($125). The store expands into a second room, resembling an exotic hideaway and furnished with mosaic tile side tables ($125–$600), brass-framed mirrors ($45–$500) and a full seven-piece living-room set ($3,000).


Venue name: Tribes of Morocco
Address: 47A Delancey St
New York

Cross street: between Eldridge and Forsyth Sts
Opening hours: Daily noon–9pm
Transport: Subway: J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts; F to Delancey St
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