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3,5 oz. Burn time : approximately 25 hours.
9,7 oz. Burn time : approximately 50 hours.

LALLA MIRA

 

Olibanum, Benzoin, Lemon

اللوبان، الجاوي، الليمون

DEFINITION


Lalla Mira { لالة ميرة }.

In the pantheon of Gnawa, Lalla Mira is the spirit who inspires dancing and joy. In Morocco, Gnanwas are the heirs to slaves originally brought from Sub-Saharan Africa and lived for several generations in Morocco.
During the Lalla Mira summoning ceremony in Essaouira, Gnawas give sweets as an offering and dress in her favourite color, Yellow.

 

Since the end of the XIX century, the Gnawas have been identified as a popular brotherhood whose rituals and music are the legacy of mystical cults from Mali, Sudan, Senegal and Guinea.
 

The scented candle dedicated by Ulili to Lalla Mira, is the meeting of three emblematic materials: The ancient fragrance of the Olibanum, the fizzing spark of lemon and the velvety note of benzoin burning in a brazier.
Yellow, fetish color of the capricious lady, was the inspiration for the box and the candle's lid. This lid is chiseled in lemon wood brought from the orchards of Ouled Hessoun, near Marrakech.



INSPIRATION


Essaouira, in a summer night ...
The vibrations of the Guembri * strings flare up the ancient resins burning in the brazier
The rythm of the castanets light up the sacred flame
Lalla Mira hammers the zellige beneath her bare feet, leaps like a wild animal, turns around herself, her arms open towards the starry sky.
The deep perfume of her dancing hair blends with the essences infused by the lemon trees on the patio.
The frontiers of the real world are dissipating to give way to a full state of trance...

 

*Guembri : string instrument of the Gnawa Musicians



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LALLA MIRA

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