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Cost Plus World Market® Launches CRAFT: Morocco

Unique and Artisanal Discoveries for the Home from Fez, Marrakesh and Safi

OAKLAND, Calif.; January 9, 2017—This month, Cost Plus World Market® ( is re-launching its CRAFT program to become a focused collection of artisan crafts, beginning with the theme, Morocco.

While World Market® is already well-known for its imported crafts and decorative accessories, this new program is an extension of a belief that has been with the company since its founding in San Francisco in 1958: to travel the world to bring unique and authentic items for the home to our customers.

Almost like walking through a souk or bazaar, this capsule collection contains over 60 items from the Moroccan cities of Fez, Marrakesh, and Safi and includes pottery, hand painted accent furniture, woven baskets, poster prints, slippers, and more. Highlights of the offerings include a Star Accent Table that has been hand crafted and painted by a master artisan in Marrakesh. The hand painted designs on three accent tables from the collection date back to the Almoravid and Merinide dynasties. The coastal city of Safi, Morocco is known as the “Pottery Capital of Morocco,” and customers can find unique, handmade pieces crafted by skilled artisans using techniques that have passed down through multiple generations.

Several woven baskets with vibrant colors are included in the collection. Woven by women in the Atlas Mountains, a mountain range in Maghreb, these baskets are used to store anything from household goods to the traditional round flat bread known as khobz. The collection would not be complete without a few accessory items, including the traditional Fez hat and Babouche slippers.

The new CRAFT program will change countries or regions every few months and gives World Market customers exposure to an area’s rich cultural history through artisan crafts, which may inspire new global décor in the home or even travel abroad.

To see the entire CRAFT: Morocco collection and read more about the unique stories behind each item, go to

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About Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus World Market ( operates 277 stores in 36 states and the District of Columbia under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home décor and furniture, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, gourmet foods, and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.