HER STORYMarta Carrascosa has been travelling continuously between Africa and Europe for more than 15 years. She combines her professional activity as a Cultural Consultant with her work as a designer. Her nomadic life inspires her to create objects that never fail to surprise with their unusual mix of styles and influences. Andalucia, England, Belgium, Namibia, Mali, Benin, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Morocco, all bring colour to her life and work. Shop
I enjoy playing with materials, reinterpreting them and using them in novel ways. Each piece is inspired by and created from ideas and fabrics I find in local markets in different African towns I’ve visited – Yaounde, Abidjan, Kigali, Bamako and not least, Marrakech. Look no further than the hubbub of the craftsmen’s neighbourhoods, the markets, the local shops, daily life to feel my objects come to life.
M’tita Bamako operates out of Marta’s Live/Work space. Guest staying here are directly opposite the Majorelle Gardens of Ive St Laurent and the new museum dedicated to his life work and art.
creations are never mass-produced in a factory. They are lovingly hand-made by skilful local artisans. Building relationships, exchanging ideas and working closely with makers is a vital part of the creative process for me, so M’tita Bamako works exclusively with small workshops and enterprises. style.
Petite and charming wooden dolls to pick and compose your own family or group of friends. Each piece is handcrafted and hand-painted, one of a kind, and you can always add a new member to the set! We will be happy to customize a playful portrait of your real family. Send us an individual or a group picture to be interpreted on M’tita Bamako’s style.
Limited edition – Cedar wood – Hand painted – One of a kind
Fatima and Jamila are off to the souk to buy colourful scarfs at Mohamed’s shop. Khadija is looking for golden fabric for a new caftan. Hasna buys fresh mint to prepare tea. It is a sunny day in the medina.
This exclusive collection is inspired by ideas and materials from popular markets and daily life in Ethiopia. It has been produced working closely with skilful local artisans from Addis Ababa.
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