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PARIS: Berber Women of Morocco

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé shared a love of Morocco and began collecting Berber art in the ‘60s. In 1980, the duo purchased the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech and repaired it with the help of American architect Bill Willis. After some planning, The Berber Museum was inaugurated in painter Jacques Majorelle’s former studio.

The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent in Paris has unveiled Berber Women of Morocco, an exhibition dedicated to Moroccan Islamic art and civilization, specifically Berber women. Recreating the spirit of the museum, a majority of the objects on display come from its very library. The exhibition is divided into three segments: Portraits of the Berber Women of Morocco, Skills and Craftsmanship, and Traditional Clothing and Adornment. Showcased throughout are beautiful traditions and symbols that have kept their heritage alive over the years, objects like clothing, jewelry, tapestries and woven baskets. –Sarah Ryan Hecht

Berber Women of Morocco

The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent

5 Avenue Marceau 75116 / 33 (0)144316400

On view through July 20th, 2014

Photos courtesy of the foundation

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    The “jewelry”! Truly amazing, and incredibly inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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