Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche - Moroccophile Souk
Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche - Moroccophile Souk

Moroccan Babouche Shoes - Embroidered Berber Baraka Babouche

Regular price $ 55.00
Cultivate Your Babouche Fetish
Be envied because your look is globally chic and well-traveled. Own the original and not just an interpretation with our curated collection of authentic styles and colors handcrafted by skilled artisans using methods honed for centuries.
Souk Find Details:
  • Indulge your bohemian shoe fetish with this easy to slip on and off traditional round toe babouche made famous from Safi to the sand dunes of Merzouga and well beyond
  • Stand out in hot pink and red hand dyed leather with hand embroidered multi-color geometric symbols and talismanic tattoos in green, yellow and blue silk designed to protect you from the evil eye and misfortune while bestowing baraka, or good fortune
  • Discover our nearly weightless, soft handmade leather babouches designed and stitched in the artisan workshops of Morocco's famed Fez and Marrakech medinas
  • Own the real thing made of soft leather hand crafted in world-renowned 1000-year-old Fez el Bali tanneries by craftsmen using techniques that have been honed since medieval times
  • Enjoy this distinctive style in true North African tradition sans socks during warm and transitional seasons, or on a mid-winter tropical getaway
  • May stretch after wearing

Tribe Storytelling:

Traditionally, the flattened back of the babouche is the evolution of a practical lifestyle design consideration resulting from the need to remove one's shoes for prayer five times a day. This is the style worn all across Morocco. 

Yellow pointed toe babouches are a traditional color and style for city dwellers, while rounded toe babouches are often more common among Berbers in rural locations. While yellow is a common color for men, women frequently choose embroidered patterns.

As with all Moroccan and Berber hand crafted artisan objects, protective symbolism, or baraka, is incorporated into the design of footwear. Different parts of the body are considered easy entry points for evil jnun, or spirits, and the origin of the word genie, and feet are considered vulnerable to attack. Embroidered motifs and the incorporation of protective and talismanic stones, are used to ward off the evil eye and other misfortune.