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  • Assila
  • Assila

The Hidden Tribe

Assila

$150

53x32cm
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Meaning: A city located in northern Morocco 

Material: Real Leather, Berber Jbala shawl.

Description:The Jbala are a tribe of the Riff Mountains in Northern Morocco, They traditionally wear what’s called: Mendil, which a type of skirt/apron that they wrap around their waist and secure it via a cotton/wool belt. 

Symbology: Just like the Ait Atta in the south, Jbala women wear the stripes corresponding to their tribe. So when they are hanging around the markets and special occasions, men would recognize the women from their tribe.

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