Khalid Art Gallery

Khalid Art Gallery

In Marrakech, Morocco, the Khalid Art Gallery, where photos of celebrity shoppers—model Kate Moss, soccer star Zinedine Zidane, Hillary and Bill Clinton—attest to its reputation among the international elite. Owner Khalid el Gharib is the city’s leading purveyor of atmospheric furniture and accessories: eighteenth-century North African ceramics, Mogul-era marble fountains from India, antique embroidered silk portières, Syrian chairs and cabinets inlaid with snow-white bone (Naomi Campbell bought a lot for her bedroom). The stock of the two-story shop is more broadly orientalist than it is specifically Moroccan, an encyclopedic array of exotica from across the Arab world.