& Leisure Magazine, Feb
a kid in the late 60's Abedelmajid Rais El Fenni earned
five dirhams a night emptying ashtrays at Barbara Hutton's
parties. Today his Boutique Majid is one of the top antique
shops not just in Tangier, but in all of Morocco.
When El Fenni crows, 'I've got the finest, most extensive
collection of antique textiles in the country', no one challenges
him. Mountains of beautifully rehabilitated brocades, lush
velvets, humble checks, and ticking stripes, Muslim wedding
sheets, and elaborate floral crochet work fill his well-tended
Bowles goes jelly-kneed over a 19th century felted cashmere
caftan in raspberry with plum trim, 'So Schiaparelli, don't
you think?' Berber jewelry of coral, silver, and fragrant
hand polished amber is another of Majid's specialties."