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Saïda – Our cook since 1999

A few days back we received this lovely picture from one of our japanese guests. Saïda, our cook.

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Vegetable minimalism

 Revisited by Vera Chekal, young russian photographer, a personal interpretation in a Moroccan context. Here and there. Images are sometimes raw, sometimes highlighted. Small condensed tradition of the country presented with minimalism. Vera Chekal is a young russian student in photography. She came as a guest, together with 4 other photographers of her school in Moscow, past summer. They stayed for a week in Dar Kawa and explored the moroccan culture, the streets, the heat, Dar Kawa, moroccan food. A large repertoire. Many subjects, different lights and atmospheres to shoot. Upon departure Vera shared this serie of photos with us.

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The V.Barkowski store – Marrakech

Valerie Barkowski started to design home textiles in Marrakech 20 years ago. Well known for her work with artisans, you remember probably the multicolored tassels and a whole repertoire of traditional embroideries that she brought back to life but “with a twist”…

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Delphine Warin – New Amazons

All were taken to Dar Essalam during a fantasia, a traditional horse show simulating combat assaults. A custom that one can easily imagine as masculine. But little by little women have hoisted themselves on the horses. Delphine Warin named them “New Amazons” those that challenge, intimidating, who proudly wear their statutes. In her photographs, we perceive the ties that bind these women, strength that drive them. A rare and beautiful series by its honesty and intimacy.

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Beldi kitchen ustensiles

In Dar Kawa , we love what here they call “beldi”. This means local and traditional, that refers to ancestral use…

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Khamsa – Hand of Fatima with a twist

A symbol of protection in Morocco. Whoever keeps the evil eye , which is painted on the facades of houses, made of ceramic ceramic, worn around the neck in mini version.

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Mint tea

“Mint tea is : bitter like life, sparkling and sweet like love and death. ” Moroccan proverb

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Happy 16

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Elena Gromova in Dar Kawa

A detail. A shadow. A nuance. Each gaze lingers on something different . Elena Gromova, a young russian photographer, stayed in Dar Kawa this summer and captured the details of her daily life in the riad. We are happy to share these life fragments with you.

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Table dress code – Morocco meets Africa

You probably noticed already that, in Dar Kawa, we love food. This also means that we love to change the dress code of our table and that we permanently look for new linens and accessories that will match our menus and decor.

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