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Souks du Monde Blog

  • Everything You Need to Know about Turkish Rugs - Part 2

    In last week's post (Part 1), I showed you the Turkish rug weavers at the women's cooperative that I work with which supplies Souks du Monde with ...
  • All your Questions about Turkish Rugs Answered - Part 1

    Our trip this month in Cappadocia (more about our trip here) brought about a whole new understanding and appreciation of Turkish rugs and tradition...
  • TRAVEL | 5 Magical Things to See and Do in Cappadocia

    Photos of hot air balloons breezing over the incredible drip-sand castle rock formations of Cappadocia had been finding their way into my social me...
  • TRAVEL | Paris Antique and Flea Market Insider Tips

    Not far from the emblematic white Sacre Coeur basilica on the hill and the notorious Moulin Rouge in the northern district of Paris, lies a treasure trove of antiques and vintage findsLes Marchés aux Puces de Saint-Ouen AKA Saint-Ouen Flea Markets just past the Porte de Clignancourt is one of the largest and best places in Europe to hunt for deals on antique and vintage items from all over the world. 
  • TRAVEL | Iceland Road Trip in Four Days

    In all honesty, we’re not usually ones for traveling to cold locations. It could be the nine years of winter in New York that really did us in with...

    It seems only natural to kick off this new facet of Souks du Monde with a post about some of my favorite markets I have encountered while traveling. Planning our trips around the markets I want to see is a favorite pastime of mine after all. While this list is not exhaustive, these are my favorite markets that I've been lucky enough to visit.

  • Souks du Monde Teams up with NGO Wings of Hope Marrakech

    I started Souks du Monde after having worked as a public high school teacher in New York City for eight years. During summer vacations, I have been...
  • Tips for buying a Moroccan Handwoven Rug (Part 2)

    It’s no doubt that rugs are a big investment. If you missed part one of our rug buying tips, check out the first blog post here where we talked ab...
  • Tips for buying a Moroccan Handwoven Rug (Part 1)

    If you are thinking about investing in a Moroccan carpet, make sure you keep these things in mind.
  • How to Stuff your Moroccan Pouf

    How to stuff your Moroccan Pouf! Everything you need to know about what to fill your pouf with and how to stuff it. It's too easy!
  • Beni Ourain Rugs: It's all in the Family

    Rug weaving is a family affair in the Berber tribes of the Atlas Mountains. Take a look at the work that goes into each rug and learn more about how we find our rug treasures.
  • Beni Ourain Rugs and their Women Weavers

    The women weavers of Beni Ourain rugs have brought on themselves an independence thanks to their lucrative artistic hobby. Here's how they weave these beautiful rugs and some important details to know before buying a Beni Ourain rug.