Gnawa Melk Bleu

Gnawa Melk Bleu

  • Frayed Edge

  • 100% Wool

  • 51” x 70”

  • Made in Italy

  • Dry clean

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The artwork for this print from the Gnawa Collection is an abstract play on the spirits that are evoked during a "Lila". There are seven colors, incense, rhythm and dance that are used for each ritual. I tried to loosely draw on the ritual whilst also calling on the rhythm of the music, instruments, and symbols unique to the culture. Inspired by the healing ceremony of rebirth and rejuvenation, I channeled aspects of the Gnawa culture fusing the movement of dances, rhythm of the repetitive sound as it is transported through the instruments, and the fashion worn by the musicians with embroidered flowers and belts and hats adorned with cowrie shells. The colors are soothing, healing, comforting.