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SUN: 12pm-4pm

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460B Harrison Avenue, Gallery B5

Boston, MA 02118

460B Harrison Avenue, Gallery B5

Boston, MA 02118

MON: Closed
TUES: By Appointment
WED-FRI: 12pm-6pm
SAT: 12pm-5pm
SUN: 12pm-4pm

Boulilla Denim Vest

Vintage denim enveloped in yarn using coiling technique. This piece improvises the repetitive nature of the melodic tune of the song "Boulilla."

- Vintage denim
- Cotton cord: red
- Wool yarn: blue, red
- Cowrie shells
- Swarovski® crystal rhinestones: amethyst/green

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.