Throughout its never-ending journey across the ages, the Earth has borne witness to the ever-repeating history of Man, the beautiful encounters that make it whole and the exchanges that are born from it.
The scarves featured on this website are made by the Manjak of Senegal.
Historically, Senegal is a caste society. Such societies are made of endogamous "guilds" in which every individual is tasked with perpetuating the hereditary profession, hallmark of his character and social standing.
In Senegal and Guinea, the Manjak are weavers. In those countries, these men are initiates, whose wonderful fabrics are showcased here.
Theses fabrics are better known as woven loincloth.
Born from an unrelenting effort, this women’s cloth is fashioned by men through the endless contortions of the body, the deliberate and rhythmic movements of shoulders and flanks, which are not unlike the intransigence of a ritual dance of seduction…
It is the Dance of the Loincloth !