Moroccan-French Ancestral Textiles Designer Inspires Congolese Apprentices

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Ghizlane Ouazzani is a Moroccan-French designer who has taken up the task of finding the right balance to produce an ancestral textiles.
Ouazzani uses wool and rafia to pay tribute to Moroccan weavers and the Kongo kingdom in present day Cabinda.
She says this is her way of forging links between the various cultures in Congo, where she recently exhibited her works.
This is the first time I’ve tested raffia, Congo raffia, we’ll see if it works, it’s more of a challenge to introduce this famous raffia inside the wool.
“This is the first time I’ve tested raffia, Congo raffia, we’ll see if it works, it’s more of a challenge to introduce this famous raffia inside the wool’‘, Ouazzani said.
Ouazzani organized a workshop for a few friends and design apprentices. Here, she shared her know-how and the techniques involved. She uses water and olive oil soap as her main ingredients. Ouazzani creates the fibre by rubbing..

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