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“Caveat emptor”
Review of Ali s Art Gallery

Ali s Art Gallery
Ranked #73 of 82 things to do in Fes
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Ok, we bought two carpets with which I am very happy. BUT I also know I paid top dirham for them and have the feeling that the reviews elsewhere that this place is not all it seems are probably accurate. Despite repeated email requests we have not received the certificates of provenance promised. Am also questioning about the link between Ali's, the neighbouring Asmae Restaurant and one of the tannery shops. Much better places to go and other towns a lot better prices than in Ali's. The carpet story can be found everywhere so absolutely NO need to step inside Ali's door. If you do, caveat emptor.

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Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We were taken to the Gallery by our guide. From the get-go, we were shown their rugs and told they were a cooperative and 100% of proceeds went to the women who made the rugs. The chap who showed us the rugs (Khaleed, I think was his name) spoke very good English and the minute we showed a liking to any piece, would pressure us to make an offer. Although we bargained the price of the rug down by over 40%, we still feel we paid far too much for it. I can only assume the quality of the rugs are better than those sold at other shops, although the ones we later saw at the Atlas were comparable an much cheaper. I also do not believe now that 100% of the proceeds go to the ladies who make them, as we were told later that usually only 25-30% go to them. I would not advise buying a rug at this store.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Though the goal of this store is to sell, the personnel do not push any sale, offer lots of free advise about their goods and artifacts, as well as the city itself. They also insist on providing free and delicious tea. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed January 24, 2016
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Reviewed October 20, 2015
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