Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mix

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Berrad tee

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"The history of Moroccan tea is attributed to several sources. It is believed that Moroccan tea was first introduced to morocco in the 12th century B.C by the Phoenicians who settled in the north of the country for more than eight centuries. Another hypotheses links it to the first settlers of Morocco, the Berbers, who brought that green Plant with them when they moved from their original land in Asia . Also, another historical theory said that tea came to Morocco from Spain and Portuguese at the time of their military attempts to conquer it in the 18th century. Besides, some historians thinks that tea was first known to Moroccans through maritime piracy (maritime jihad), that was active at that time in both the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean.
These historian said that Moroccan pirates seized a cargo of ship that was loaded with tea. Nevertheless, this does not please some people, who assert that tea began to be known in Morocco and Moroccan cuisine only in the mid-1800s century, coinciding with the flourishing of mutual trade between Morocco and Europe. More than that, other historians go beyond that reporting that the king Moulay Ismail received many bags of green tea as a tribute from the queen of Britain after releasing some European prisoners. No matter how or when it was first it was brought to the country, Moroccan tea remains a fantastic drink that gives more zest to Moroccan cuisine."
 To the Moroccans, Moroccan tea stands for generosity and hospitality!


 Because I can't get enough of tea , I've decided  to express my  passion and love for the moroccan tea by creating many handmade  items with berrad ( tea pot ) pattern.
here is a look with berrad tee .






Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sustainable developement ( part 1)

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3 weeks ago i've participated to "Limited edition" residency in Abidjan organised by IOF (International Organisation of la Francophonie )  with Eight francophones designers .

As part of its programme 2014, the Francophonie invests and supports professional designers in the  the textile sector (luxury craft,fashion and textile arts) .
the programme aims to  Facilitate our access to specific high-level training and to promote research, artistic creation, traditional knowledge and innovation in these disciplines.
all together we've spent 2 weeks of hard work and great moments at  Pathe'o 's workplace one of the best  leaders and pioneer of high fashion in Africa and we've had the chance to meet other successful designers based in abidjan. 

After the master class, each designer showed 5 silhouettes, for a public presentation in Abidjan and next step is a fashion show that will be held in Dakar in November at the fifteenth Francophonie Summit.


Pathe'o


with the designer delegation 


meeting street artisans


 work
little talk with pathe'o s artisan .

 meeting Gilles Toure local designer.

 local fabric
 meeting local designer "Ciss st moise "

 tv show
meeting the founder of a local fashion school 


our beautiful model and guide
mission (part 1 ) complete :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Street snaps // Abidjan

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