Posted on 10 January 2017
I’ve dreamt of a trip to Morocco for years. I’ve spent hours and hours drooling over the intricate mosaic details that adorn the Moroccan doorways.
When I finally did make it to Morocco it did not disappoint. One can spend hours roaming the streets trying to absorb all the richness there is to offer.
The Casablanca cross body bag was inspired by the geometric designs found in many Moroccan designs.
Moroccan tiles and the art of mosaic tile making date back many centuries in the old cities of Morocco. Moroccan handmade tiles are rich in complex geometric patterns that reflect the beauty of the ancient art of geometry.
Each design is cut out by hand which is then stitched together on the sewing machine by one of our talented Mandara ladies.
While in Marrakesh I visited the Majorelle Garden
Which is an an oasis of bougainvillea, cacti, jasmine, water lilies, bamboo and trees of all kinds. The Lush green is beautifully contrasted by the Majorelle cobalt blue and yellow of the Majorelle building.
Designed by a French designer the garden was later brought by Saint Lauren who described it as a magical place that inspired a lot of his creativity.
The limited edition Casablanca -in blue and yellow was inspired by the beauty of the Majorelle gardens. It is made up of contrasting yellow, cream and blue .