SAFETY MEASURE

WHAT TO BUY

Morocco appears to be filled with bargains, but look closely before buying. Good buys in wool carpets and leather goods can be found, but most of what is sold is of poor quality. Other items available include gems, fossils from Sahara, wood carvings, pottery, beaten brass, silk, handma clothing, copperware, silver and gold. Bargaining is the rule in the market. Offer a quarter to half of the price quoted (less, with carpets) and take it from there. Be patient and polite, but insistent. A Moroccan proverbs says, « One hour of bargaining is worth 100 hours of work. »