Kasbah du Toubkal
A rustic luxury in the Moroccan mountains of the Atlas at the Kasbah du Toubkal.
Ancient citadel, the Kasbah is nested in the village of Imlil, at the foot of the Toubkal, the highest summit in North Africa culminating at 4165 meters.An overwhelming feeling of dizziness seizes us and we realize that absolutely everything necessary here for human life and leisure is made by hand; as we enjoy design, food, architecture, and all things related to lifestyles, we suddenly become aware of the time, energy and dedication of the workers involved.
From the architecture of bricks, wall tadelakt (artisanal plaster creating these beautiful rounded surfaces so appealing to the touch), local hardwood and pigment colored tiles, through the walnut furniture and Berber hand woven woolen rugs, blankets and wall coverings, all sizes of terracota containers, the black soap to oint and clean our skin in the spacious yet simple hammam, to the varied oven flat breads, the tea infused with mint leaves, lamb tajines and dips of Amlou, a traditional paste of crushed almonds and Argan oil.
The soul of craftsmanship at the Kasbah du Toubkal.Text by Emmanuelle Linard @edelkoortinc