Allal Cropped Top
Sleeveless cropped top with negative spaces in the front and back, the entire piece is made by hand using a "coiling" technique. It is an improvisation and interpretation of the rhythm of the popular Gnawa song "Allal."
- Cotton cord: black
- Wool yarn: black, red
- Cowrie shells
- Swarovski® crystal rhinestones: red
I use sustainable and locally sourced yarns for the Artisanal Collection. All items are handmade. If you are interested in purchasing a piece from the Artisanal Collection, please contact me.
- Artisanal Gnawa I Collection Inspiration
- For the first series of the Gnawa Artisanal Collection, I was transported as I listened to the different songs whilst creating each piece by hand. I wanted to interpret the rhythm as it transports you through each piece. There are 10 pieces in the first collection and each one is named after a song that I feel is a reflection of the piece.
I listened to the music all day and when I work, especially music by Mâalem Mahmoud Guinia, Mâalem Mohamed Kouyou and Hamid El Kasri. As well as interpreting the rhythm, I used colors that are an integral part of the Gnawa culture.