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.