Moroccan Silk Jewelry
Amina Yabis has been creating silk button jewelry for over 30 years. A skill local to her village in the Sefrou region of Fes, Amina was taught the art of silk button or djellaba sewing by her mother at a young age. It takes Amina about 2 -3 days to create each unique item. Amina’s favorite pieces to make are the triple layer necklaces.
Silk button making is craft that dates back centuries from the foundation of the old medina in Fes. In an economy that is traditionally male dominated, silk button making gained popularity from its minimal use of materials while also also allowing the women to work from home and contribute income to household expenses. Button making grew as a social activity that fostered exchange of ideas and techniques.
Amina is an active member of a women’s cooperative, with over 40 members that collaborates to provide fair wages, education and training to increase literacy among women in the Sefrou society. The cooperative continues to grow and partners with the peace corp. to form a camp that empowers young girls, opening opportunities to pursue professions outside of the traditional household roles. For every purchase from our Moroccan jewelry collection, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Cherries Women’s Cooperative.
FOUNDERS & AMINA