Rayhana-Namli- Kesef Collection
This collection stitches together the varied rich traditions of Tunsian jewelry-making, incorporating symbols, materials, and techniques from all over the country. All of the pieces have been delicately engraved by Fayçal Ben Ghorbel using the ancient namli process and most include the meticulously worked ambergris designer Khalti Saida; they make varying use of the triangular skhab emblem from the gorgeous coastal town of Mehdia, the fish shape, which has long symbolized fertility in the port-city of Sfax, and coral beads native to the northwest border-town of Tabarka. Many of the pieces also include a stretch of rayhana silver-wire loops, paying tribute to an age-old trope of necklaces of Tunisia’s interior regions. The collection was imagined by Jihen Mhamdi and executed with the help of Hajer Abdellaoui.