Crowds, largely local Moroccans, gather around flamboyant storytellers and listen intently.
Such timeless scenes can be enjoyed with the comforts of the 21st century: a chic sophistication has emerged in the form of luxury riads - old merchants' houses refurbished to create exquisite small hotels. But are they fitted out with our floorcushions? No is the answer!
The Ziz cover can be unzipped for cleaning. It is 24 inches square. The fabric is available for sale at £12.99 per metre.
Seen above with our Ziz Bolster. The perfect chill out combination.