Gnawa Melk Bleu
An abstract play on the spirits that are evoked during a lila, the Gnawa Melk design calls on the rhythm of the Gnawa music, the instruments, and the symbols unique to Gnawa culture.
Melk Bleu is a lightweight wool print incorporating colorful hues of blue, green, antique rose, and yellow.
51" x 70"
Raw edges all around
Made in Italy
You’re caught up in the rainbow of colors of the lila ceremony-- musicians seated on the floor, the dancers (that’s you, by the way, and your fellow spectators).It’s an invocation of the spirits with dance, song, and heady incense by the mistress of the program, a spiritual woman with the title of moqadma. White. Spirit of Islam. Dark blue. Spirit of the sea. Light Blue. Spirit of the sky. Red. Spirit of blood. Green. Spirit of nature. Black. Spirit of the forest. Yellow. Spirit of femininity. Each is a melk.