moroccan slippers babouche
Moroccan Slippers ,The manufacture of babouches is a tradition that has been passed down from father to son, anchored in Moroccan culture since the 14th century. These Moroccan Slippers leather are entirely handmade by Moroccan craftsmen with a great attention to detail and sewing. These craftsmen are called “Mâalem” and they have inherited this know-how from their elders.
Moroccan slippers babouche
The origin of leather work is based in Fez, city of tanneries that provide leather to the rest of the country for the manufacture of babouche among others. The work of the babouches has long attracted foreigners, and since the 14th century Europeans have been fascinated by this complex work that they then called “Maroquinerie”.
Slippers can be worn on any occasion, whether it is for a wedding, a party, a quiet day or just inside the house. Its term has its roots in the French terminology which comes from the Arabic word “Babush” meaning slipper. Moreover, the Sultan of Morocco Alaoui Moulay Ismail, from 1672 to 1727, enacted a law making the wearing of the babouche compulsory in order to show his rebellion against the Western Christian habit of wearing black shoes.