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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

Toukoulila Vest

Entirely handmade, this long sleeveless vest with rhythmic flow depicts the essence of Gnawa music and culture. Regal, poised, and experienced movement and flow of music travel through the coiled red yarn around the neckline.

- Cotton cord: red
- Cotton yarn: red
- Wool yarn: grey, dark green
- Cowrie shells
- Swarovski® crystals: clear

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.

This item is SOLD.

  • 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.