Tasselling

Tasselling

North and South Sinai

What’s not to love about a tassel? The Bedouin women of Sinai love them and we completely get it. This labor-intensive custom process creates unique one-of-a-kind tassels reflecting both stylish whimsy and fine craftsmanship. Markaz is dedicated to keeping tassels around adding their intrinsic glamour glamour to a wide variety of products in order to provide a regular income for the artisans.

The skill of tasseling is employed to create “tassels” that, in the traditional Sinai Bedouin women’s fashion, are indications of femininity and wit. With the use of a needle and a primitive wooden tool; thread, beads, plenty of time and nature become the inspiration for creating a tassel. Present in all traditional cultures, today tassels are still used to embellish personal and home products.