Saturday, December 20, 2014

Yadawi Open House

Yadawi.
An idea not limited to handmade.
It's a philosophy with the focus on the process of being a maker.
It's about weaving and creating a community and a way of life that's rich with meaning and beauty.
The Arabic word yadawi means handmade.

Today I attended an open house of Yadawi, an artisan collective.
The venue was a beautiful home called Casa Biyana.

The large wooden front door opens onto a central courtyard which is where the artisans displayed their handmade adornments.
 
 
There were even handpainted and carved eggs from chickens, ducks, geese, emus, ostriches.
Incredible work that takes a whole lot of patience.
 
We were served Arabic coffee and spice apple cider and were able to chat with the artists about their work.  Such a lovely event.
 
This stray kitty was happily ensconced in a potted plant right outside Casa Biyana.
 
Truly a beautiful oasis for everyone.
Best wishes,

27 comments:

Createology said...

Oh Tammy you are such a dear for sharing this beautiful event you attended. Such a wonderful and great idea to showcase handmade treasures in a lovely home setting. I love the sunshine and kitty in the planter. Yadawi Blessings Dear...

Amy at love made my home said...

So many amazing things! Very talented artists and crafters in your part of the world that is for sure! Happy Christmas! xx

Thistle Cove Farm said...

so beautiful...the setting and the crafts. tea or coffee pot is, especially, beautiful.
Merry Christmas...

kathyinozarks said...

what a wonderful event and in a beautiful place-loved the little kitty photo too

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Tammy! What a fun place and beautiful things you shared! I loved the carved and painted eggs! Thank you for sharing.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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barbara judge said...

Such events are fun to attend. The decorated eggs were lovely and intriguing. I enjoyed your photo tour very much -- barbara

Wanda said...

Oh Tammy, what a special event indeed. So enjoyed strolling along with you. Such beautiful, intricate lovelies.

Kit said...

Wow! What a lovely place and such great art work. I love all the color! Kit

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
What a lovely courtyard with beautiful artwork. LOVE & admire those hand carved eggs! Would love to have some but they are way too delicate for ever mailing or whatever.
Glad you had such a joyful event with coffee and spice tea.
Hugs,
Mariette

Liz D said...

Lovely.

Gracie Saylor said...

It is wonderful to me to have events that celebrate handmade creativity, Tammy. I'm glad you were able to attend and enjoy the event you described. My handmade efforts are simple, but I enjoy the making process and sharing it with others. Thanks for posting!

Betsy said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful event. I love the concept of homemade. To me it is the same as heart made. Your pictures are beautiful. ( love the kitty peeking out,)
Blessings,
Betsy

moonstruckcreations said...

What a wonderful event, thanks for sharing it with us.

Helenxx

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

I really love this kind of events!!! I remember even in Egypt a very popular craft was the hand painted ostrich's eggs… so beautiful!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Taciana Simmons said...

Hope you are having a wonderful birthday month.

Quinn said...

What a lovely post and so many treats for the eye. I spotted the kitty in the earlier image, but I love the close-up portrait. Living in the moment :)
But where are you, Tammy? It looks like you've returned to New Mexico!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Such warm rich colors. I love those carved eggs and can't imagine the patience and delicate touch it must take to create such a beauty. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Deb

Linda said...

Looks like a beautiful artisan retreat in the middle of a beautiful tropical setting. Lovely! Glad your break is off to a wonderful start.

I ventured out yesterday with Jim and Sarah but will be happy now to just remain in the house for many days. Too many people and cars out and about in the campus town to our south, all of the Christmas shopping procrastinators which I am not. :)

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas week.

Linda

Little Treasures said...

I saw the opening picture on IG and thought it was a door that leads into a fantasy world! And I was right - so many amazing creations!!! Thank you for sharing this!

linda said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit so many interesting things to look at, thank you for sharing your photo's Tammy. :) xx

Dagmar said...

Lovely handmade gifts, they are the best...the house looks so wonderful, just like Tucson or Sante Fe..wishing you a very a Merry Christmas!
Xo
Dagmar

Acorn to Oak said...

That house is really cool! How fun to have been able to go in and look around a little. I'm sure the hand crafted items were great too. ;-)

Terra said...

The handmade items are beautiful, and so is the courtyard and home.

Diane said...

Really lovely post, Tammy. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. Blessings, Diane

Taciana Simmons said...

What a beautiful place and a cool event. I'm so glad you got to experience it and thx for taking us along.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas my dear friend.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Looks wonderful!

Mereknits said...

It looks like a wonderful place to visit with some beautiful things to see.
Hugs,
Meredith

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