Vibrant and Vital: Moroccan Travels + Textiles with Caracol Trading Co.
For 25 years, Khazana, a tiny shop on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis, has been providing discerning shoppers with a hand-selected treasure trove of textiles, art, and jewelry from India. Khazana, in fact, is Urdu for “treasure.” On Thursday, June 2, through Sunday, June 5, the shop is branching out with a pop-up sale of Moroccan textiles in collaboration with Caracol Trading Co.
Caracol Trading Co., is an online purveyor of globally sourced home goods and accessories curated to “bring the thrill of travel into everyday living,” according to the Caracol website. On Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m., Caracol founder Gina Czupka will conduct an armchair journey of Morocco—its resplendent scenery, history, and tradition of culture and craft.
Moroccan textiles feature rich desert colors, intricate patterns and exquisite embroidery. Whether used for upholstery, curtains, pillows, or wall hangings, their handmade originality imbues any room with textural uniqueness and cultural resonance.
Anju Kataria, founder of Khazana, is renowned for sharing her lifelong love for exquisite fabrics with all who visit the shop. The storytelling continues when Czupka shares her knowledge of years spent cultivating relationships with artisans and weavers from Morocco, and sharing their wares via fair-trade practices with appreciative audiences around the world.
By Camille LeFevre
Photos courtesy of Khazana and Caracol Trading Co.