Soooooo, turns out that Tunisia also has babouche that they produce as well. I have to tell you that these nations have some of the flyest footwear in the world. Right up there with Turkey, Spain, India,Italy, Portugal, and Mexico, in my shoe making masters book.
The designer world has been scoping and copying these styles for years, and it’s time to introduce them to the world at large for who and what they are and come from.
That is what Thaqafah is all about, aiding the artisans of these countries to bring the old with a new modern twist, along with keeping the shoes trendy without compromising tradition and quality.
Love love these shoes (la sigh).
Hey listen, I don’t know about anyone else but we can’t get enough of the moroccan babouche. They are elegant, colorful, unique, diverse,and just down right funky man!
We have some custom made babouche on their way straight from Fez Morocco handmade by some skilled artisans with generational knowledge of footwear and years of experience.
We have put our own personal spin on them though, which we will post once they arrive………..
Ok so we came accross these beautiful Moroccan shoes/ballet flats. They are absolutely geogeous and look very comfortable indeed. We have got to get to Morocco and see their souk and bazaar.
I hear that the craftsmanship that they put in their shoes are totally amazing. I need to see it in person in order to get the full affect….#travelgoals
Shall we give you a glimpse at what’s to come? Hmmmm…..let’s see
So as I was thinking of what styles should be included in our Thaqafah collections, I thought of all the bright countries in the world with wonderful colorful market places and bazaars.
Morocco popped in my head, so I started to look closely at their beautiful slippers, and then I came across these beauties of the 1970’s from a couple of vintage sellers on Etsy
Aren’t they just gorge! The detail and craftsmanship is just amazing on these beauties. In the sample bag they go,to be taken to the artisans to recreate.
It’s been a long 2014 and dreams have come true and others grew.
We are proud to announce our very own private footwear label……Thaqafah. Thaqafah means culture in the Arabic language, and was created by myself owner of Sole Shoe Boutique , Ruqayyah Amrikeeyah.
The brand will be dishing out handmade shoes from across the globe. All leather shoes from start to finish, made by talented artisans from Far East, inspired by traditional style but modern appeal.
After being in shoe business for so many years, and growing up in a shoe loving family of women, eventually creating a collection of my own was a no brainer. My lovely mother had been trying to get me to actually learn how to make shoes. But of course that was just not feasible.
So, we decided to take an approach to the footwear world ,that would be unique, trendy,exciting, colorful, comfortable and most importantly affordable.
We present to you……………
Follow us on the Instagram @thaqafah_shoes and come along for the ride.