The Ziwania slipper is considered a high-end product that adds a stamp of authenticity, elegance and nobility to any traditional dress. It is already distinguished by its bright yellow color of Berber origin, its pointed end, as well as by the natural materials from which it is made; in particular the leather which comes from the famous tanneries of the city of Fez known for their inimitable work of leather according to an ancestral know-how.
This magnificent slipper is made of a rough goat leather upper worked meticulously by the most skilled tanners of Fez., an inner lining in green “Mlifa” high quality fabric soft to the touch of cashmere, a leather insole lined with high quality pads for maximum comfort and a very resistant cowhide outer sole.
The babouche is entirely sewn by hand with hemp and silk thread.
Take into account that this product is manufactured in the purest tradition of Moroccan craftsmanship and according to very precise quality criteria in accordance with the certificate of quality and authenticity issued to its master craftsman. VS’is the result of assembly-line work divided between a team of 3 craftsmen and requires a whole day for it to be carried out. So wear a work of art on your feet!
Our artisanal gem is provided with a cover to facilitate its storage and conservation after each use.
For maximum comfort, we recommend that you always take a size larger than the one you usually wear.
To maintain your slipper, dust and clean it with a slightly damp cloth. Remove excess water with a dry cloth. Then, apply a transparent shoe polish to nourish the leather. In case of stains, put a few drops of milk on a cotton ball and apply in circular movements then let dry.
The babouche has been made in Morocco for centuries. Manufacturers apply this ancestral know-how to the realization of slippers. The leathers come from the tanneries of the Medina Boujloud in Fez, just as old. The slipper in Morocco is called “belgha” and differs from one region to another by its patterns and its shape, nevertheless it remains the most worn shoe because it is light and practical.
Traditionally made from goatskin or sheep leather, they were once the ultimate everyday shoe. Today, only the old ones remain faithful to the slipper abandoned by the younger generations in favor of Western fashion. However, it is still essential for adornment of special occasions such as the celebration of weddings. During religious festivals, “the wearing of the traditional costume is obligatory” and the djellaba are added the essential slippers.
It is at the center of Moroccan leather craftsmanship because it is one of the most popular objects for tourists visiting Morocco. Small anecdote: the word leather goods owes its genesis to the word “morocco”, meaning given to leather exported from Morocco from the 16th century.
The two types of slippers
The traditional Moroccan costume is linked to slippers: Arabs with a pointed end for townspeople, Berbers with a square or round end for rural people.
The color of slippers worn by men is often yellow tinged with pomegranate or white.
Those of the women are of different colors. Slippers are a real beauty accessory for women (“Cherbil”). City dwellers wear it with the djellaba or during ceremonies. The “Cherbil” can be covered with velvet and embroidered with gold, silver or silk thread or embroidered with geometric patterns, adorned with “mozounes” (sequins) or fine pearls.
The babouche can also have a wide sole and buttresses rising up to the mid-leg to protect the feet in winter.