Nile St, Khartoum, Sudan
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Le Musée Berbère
Le Musée Berbère is located in the former painting studio of Jacques Majorelle in 2011 the Berber museum in the heart of the Majorelle Garden, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI. It presents a panorama of the extraordinary creativity of this people, the oldest of North Africa. From the Rif to the Sahara, more than 600 objects collected by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent attest to the richness and diversity of a culture that is still alive. Material and immaterial know-how through everyday and ceremonial objects and utensils are presented. The ornaments, meanwhile, hold a considerable place in the Le Musée Berbère. They are an expression of the tribal identity and social status of the woman who wears them. Clothes, adornments and accessories testify, in turn, to the Berber identity. A room dedicated to costumes.
The Majorelle Garden - In 1919 the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) settled in the medina of Marrakech which was then under French protectorate. In 1923, he bought a palm grove bordering that of Marrakech and built the Villa Bousafsaf of classical Moroccan architecture. Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, who acquired it in 1980, renamed it Villa Oasis. In 1931, Majorelle appealed to the architect Paul Sinoir to build his art deco-style studio, an astonishing modernity. He built a house on the first floor and a vast artist's studio on the ground floor to paint his huge sets. In love with botany, he creates his garden around his villa, structured along the central basin, with various atmospheres, planted with lush vegetation where hundreds of birds nestle.