Gnawa Melk Vert
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 Vert is a lightweight wool print incorporating colorful blue, green, rose, light brown, and olive green.
51" x 70"
Raw edges all around
Made in Italy
You're there to soak up the entire experience.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.