Moroccan Balgha البلغة

Moroccan Balgha البلغة


This traditional Moroccan leather shoe is the most worn in Morocco and is an essential accessory for religious ceremonies and festivals.

  • Made from high quality leather material which comes from Moroccan tanneries (Marrakech, Fez medina or Tiznit).
  • Natural tanning of the skins with vegetable pigments according to traditional techniques.
  • Assembled by hand, with the greatest care, by a babouchier holder of an ancestral know-how.
  • High quality finishings that allow to wear it outside.
  • Great diversity of patterns and shapes according to the regions and the inspiration of Moroccan craftsmen.
The popularity of this flat shoe is no longer to be made, and for good reason:
  • As comfortable as indoor slippers; it is often referred to as the Moroccan slipper. light, flexible and practical,
  • Easy to put on and take off,
  • Casual spirit,
  • Can be worn indoors and outdoors

The different types of Moroccan babouches

Amazigh Babouche: Classic Amazigh slippers with an openly rural style is mainly made in Marrakech. It has a square or round toe and clean seams. It is an all-terrain ethnic shoe specially designed by the Berber tribes. It is perfectly adapted to the lifestyles of the peasants used to ploughing the fields and to the very hot regions of the mountains: very solid, anti-transpiring, ultra comfortable…

The city babouche- Belgha: It is a handcrafted shoe in the old style that has beautiful finishes and visible seams. Besides the city babouche in leather, there are also babouches in sabra, a fabric very close to silk by its aspect and its touch which earns it the name of vegetable silk.

The Cherbil: This babouche for women is a beauty accessory that allows you to adopt a bohemian or chic and glamorous look that is a little more worked and very trendy. Moroccan women traditionally wear it with a djellaba or during ceremonies. It uses various materials (leather, sabra, velvet) and can take on extremely varied aspects thanks to all sorts of ornaments: gold, silver or silk thread embroidery, sequins, fine pearls, sequins, pompoms, etc.

Source: Authentic moroccan leather slipper : What you need to know (

With Love,

Hind Bitouche- Founder of Dar Chi. ⴷⴰⵔ ⵛⵉ 

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