Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Short

Today's short is a feature about "Common Thread: The Anou Residencies", which resulted in a collection of six bespoke hand-woven rugs inspired by Berber heritage, surroundings, and personal stories. The artisans, who all live in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, collaborated with designer Sabrina Kraus Lopez of the United Kingdom to produce new designs and approaches based on the traditional weaving techniques of the Amazigh culture. The rugs were on view at last month's 2014 London Design Festival.

Anou is an online platform in which the crafts of the Amazigh people are fair-trade sold.

(My thanks to the British Council for the link to the film.)

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