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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

Ya Moulana Vest

The intoxicating sound of the guembri and the hypnotic rhythm of the qraqeb travel the length of this piece. Repetitive, slow at first, and then explosion. Red is power; it is sedate, classic and alluring.

- Cotton cord: red
- Wool/cashmere yarn: red
- Cowrie shells
- Swarovski® crystals: 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.