Many of the best handcrafts in Morocco are created in Fes, and the souks of the medina positively bulge with souvenir options. The city is particularly famed for its blue ceramics and high quality leather. A visit to the potteries to watch pots being thrown, hand-painted, and fired is always a highlight, as is a stop at the (pungent) tanneries that produce the leather. Fine embroidery is another Fassi speciality, and there are plenty of carpet shops ready to unveil their wares to tempt those who never knew they were in need of a beautiful rug. The red signature hat is also a popular purchase, albeit one with an ironic twist: The fez is a foreign import and not worn in the city at all.