Each year Berkeley-based Mostafa Raiss El Fenni, whose family name means Artistic Leader, reconnects with his home in Tangiers, Morocco. He first stops in to visit his older brother Majid who presides over the illustrious Boutique Majid in Tanjiers. Majid’s boutique features some of the best collections of old amber, Berber objets d’art, handwoven textiles, and rare antiques. This boutique is beloved by many collectors and celebrities.
From this locus of earthly delights, the brothers venture outward to explore hundreds of souks all over the country. They handpick items that are truly unique and uphold the very highest standards of traditional Moroccan artistry. Some of those treasures make their way to Majid’s boutique in Tangiers, and some make the long journey by boat to America. Mostafa, the youngest of 12 brothers and sisters, has brought the very best of Morocco to his boutique in Oakland for almost a decade.
As a result of the El Fenni brothers’ efforts, you now can furnish your homes with hanging brass lanterns, mosaic tile tables, Berber rugs, Fez kilims, and hand-painted cedar furniture. This is just a brief mention of what Sahara’s vast inventory contains. One thing for sure: everything for sale in Sahara Imports is sculpted by skilled hands, created and crafted in an atmosphere of life, in a medina of playing children and joking elders, and imbued with a special energy and quality of soul.
In an age of mass reproduction and chain stores, Sahara Imports is a gift to the community. Your purchase of the products does much toward keeping these vibrant traditions alive.
Listing written by SAHARA IMPORTS Moroccan Home Decor.